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Portrait of Rita Briansky's portrait of Ida Maze.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn23118
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Fonds No.
1255; 005160
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Date
n.d.
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
005160
Notes
Artist and person in portrait identified on verso.
Subjects
Briansky, Rita.
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Portrait of Rita Briansky's portrait of Ida Maze.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn23119
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Fonds No.
1255; 005161
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Date
n.d.
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
005161
Notes
Copy 1 of 3
Artist and person in portrait identified on verso.
Subjects
Briansky, Rita.
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Portrait of Rita Briansky's portrait of Ida Maze.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn23120
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Fonds No.
1255; 005162
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Date
n.d.
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
005162
Notes
Copy 2 of 3
Artist and person in portrait identified on verso.
Subjects
Briansky, Rita.
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Portrait of Rita Briansky's portrait of Ida Maze.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn23121
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Fonds No.
1255; 005163
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 10 x 15 cm
Date
n.d.
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
005163
Notes
Copy 3 of 3
Artist and person in portrait identified on verso.
Subjects
Briansky, Rita.
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Exterior group portrait, Rita Briansky, Mr. Paul and Ida Maze on winter walk.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67913
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.5cm
Fonds No.
1291; 7; 018285
Scope and Content
Inscribed verso : Rita, Mr. Paul, Mrs Massey, Mt. Ruienne [illegible] / Mar / 44
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.5cm
Scope and Content
Inscribed verso : Rita, Mr. Paul, Mrs Massey, Mt. Ruienne [illegible] / Mar / 44
Date
1944
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
7
Item No.
018285
Storage Location
JPL
Subjects
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Rita Briansky Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67779
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.0m of textual documents ; 54 sketchbooks ; 1623 photographs ; 3 audio cassettes
Fonds No.
1291
Scope and Content
The fonds contains documentation, professional and working materials of Rita Briansky’s many projects and works. The fonds consists of textual records, including correspondence, selections of the artist’s writing; graphic material, including sketchbooks and photographic documentation of…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.0m of textual documents ; 54 sketchbooks ; 1623 photographs ; 3 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
The fonds contains documentation, professional and working materials of Rita Briansky’s many projects and works. The fonds consists of textual records, including correspondence, selections of the artist’s writing; graphic material, including sketchbooks and photographic documentation of her work; audio recordings of Rita Briansky’s interviews and reviews; newspaper clippings, bibliographic reference publications and articles citing the artist’s work.
Date
1910 - 2011 [predominant 1950 to 2000]
Fonds No.
1291
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
History Biographical
Rita Briansky, painter, printmaker-etcher and teacher, was born in 1925 in Grajewo, Poland. Together with her mother and two sisters, Bella and Becky, the family moved to Ansonville, Ontario in 1929. Here, they joined Briansky’s father and uncle, Jake Perlmutter, and his family in Ansonville, which at the time had a small Jewish community. In 1939, the family moved to Val d’Or, Quebec and finally to Montreal in 1941. Then in her mid-teens, Rita Briansky was a keen student who nourished a continued interest in art. With the move to Montreal, the Briansky Family struggled financially and was unable to afford the fee for Rita’s high school education. It was the Yiddish poet Ida Massey who found Rita a job so she would be able to pay for her schooling. This encouragement served as the beginning of a valuable friendship, as well as helping foster Briansky’s artistic career. Massey later introduced Rita to Alexander Berkowitz who at the time was giving art classes at the St. Urbain Street ‘Y’. Her training and experience quickly expanded, taking the young artist through Montreal’s Ecole des Beaux-Arts and New York’s Arts Student League. In 1949, Rita married fellow painter, Joseph Prezament.The couple had two children together, Anna and Wendy. Briansky’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions both in Canada and internationally. Her body of work is diverse in both theme and subject matter, reflecting her interests in fields such as astronomy and the natural world, while remaining deeply rooted in her own experiences. Following her travels to her birth place and memorial sites in Poland in 1995, Briansky produced the ‘Kaddish series’ as her reflection on the trauma of the Holocaust. Other series have broadly used landscape, portraiture and still lifes as a passionate response to the world around her and that speak fundamentally to the human condition. Briansky has participated in multiple collaborative projects, for example the children's book “On Stage, Please” with dancer/ choreographer Veronica Tennant. Briansky is long-established within Montreal’s art community working and living alongside a tight-knit group of artists. In addition, she has worked as teacher, both of art history and studio arts. Briansky’s artistic practice has won her multiple awards and her work is included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Language
English
French
Yiddish
Custodial History
The material was donated by Rita Briansky in August 2012.
Arrangement
Textual material in Series 2 through 4 was given an imposed order as no discernable original order could be identified. The graphic material in Series 3, 6 and 7 were vetted for duplicates, though otherwise maintain the order given by the artist.
Notes
Selected images from Series 1,6 and 7 have been digitized and are available to researchers upon request.
Access Restriction
Privacy restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply. For queries please contact Head of Archives, Shannon Hodge: shannon.hodge@jplmontreal.org
Finding Aid
Detailed finding aid available, file level control
Accession No.
12-015
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Artists
Fine Arts
Drawings
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
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Exterior portrait, Ida Maze and her mother "Bubbe Bubbe" in St. Sauveur [?]

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67905
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5cm x 13.5cm
Fonds No.
1291; 7; 018277
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.5cm x 13.5cm
Date
[ca. 1945]
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
7
Item No.
018277
Storage Location
JPL
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Exterior snapshot, view of Ida Maze, undressed, washing clothing in lake.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67908
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 9.8cm
Fonds No.
1291; 7; 018280
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 9.8cm
Date
[between 1945 and 1955]
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
7
Item No.
018280
Storage Location
JPL
Subjects
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Exterior snapshot, Ida Maze walking outdoors faced away from the camera.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67907
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 9.8cm
Fonds No.
1291; 7; 018279
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 9.8cm
Date
[between 1945 and 1955]
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
7
Item No.
018279
Storage Location
JPL
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Exterior snapshot, Ida Maze about to leave the house to wash her clothes. She speaks with her son, Irving Massey.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67906
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 10cm
Fonds No.
1291; 7; 018278
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.0 x 10cm
Date
[between 1945 and 1955]
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
7
Item No.
018278
Storage Location
JPL
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Maze, Ida, 1893-1962.
Massey, Irving
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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