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Airdrie Amtmann fonds. - 1976-1980. - 13 cm of graphic material and textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Illustrator Airdrie Anne Amtmann (now Thomsen) was born in Montreal, Quebec. She studied illustration at the Banff School of Fine Arts (with William Townsend), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and Design (with Guido Molinari and Arthur Lismer) and at The Parsons School/New School for Social Research in New York (with Maurice Sendak) in 1976. Her first published book was The Stars in the Sky: A Scottish Tale (1979). Her second book The Gift Angel was published in 1987. She has also studied dance and performed with the Toronto Dance Theatre and Les Grands Ballets canadiens. She creates calligraphy and works styled after traditional Tibetan documents.

Scope and Content

The fonds includes correspondence with the publisher, manuscripts, working drawings, typescripts and proofs, with a detailed description of how The Stars in the Sky was made including the illustratorís comments on the drawings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Airdrie Anne Amtmann in 1983. [1983-06]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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