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Artist's curriculum vitae.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67814
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual material
Fonds No.
1291; 3; 00028
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual material
Date
1997 - 2011
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
3
File No.
00028
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Notes
This file contains copies of the artist's curriculum vitae from multiple years.
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Fine Arts
Painting
Artists
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Artist's portfolio.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67788
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
63 photographs ; colour
Fonds No.
1291; 6; 00002
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
63 photographs ; colour
Date
[ca. 1991]
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
6
File No.
00002
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Notes
This file consists of photographic documentation of the artist's paintings, including the name and size of the work, as arranged by the artist.
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Biographical material and artist's presentations.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67782
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.08m of multiple media
Fonds No.
1291; 3
Scope and Content
This series consists of both graphic and textual material on the artist's work used in presentations given by the artist. It includes both speech notes and photographic slides related to these presentations. While most of this material reflects directly on the career and life of Rita Briansky, she…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.08m of multiple media
Scope and Content
This series consists of both graphic and textual material on the artist's work used in presentations given by the artist. It includes both speech notes and photographic slides related to these presentations. While most of this material reflects directly on the career and life of Rita Briansky, she also gave lectures regarding the history of Jewish art and works that reflects on experiences of the Holocaust.
Date
1959-2011
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
3
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Presentation slides, paintings by Rita Briansky, Yom Kippur kit

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn43050
Collection
Education Resource Centre Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
60 slides : col.
Fonds No.
1270; 00114
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Education Resource Centre Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
60 slides : col.
Responsibility
Rita Briansky
Date
1974
Fonds No.
1270
File No.
00114
Storage Location
Ctn.004
5-5D
Language
English
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Education
Education - Jews
Education Resource Centre
Education, Preschool
Education, Secondary
Jewish Education Council of Greater Montreal
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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Sketch, "A Synagogue in the Shtetl"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16722
Collection
May Cutler Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketch : col.
003
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
May Cutler Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketch : col.
Date
1969
File No.
003
Storage Location
7-3C
Creator
Rita Briansky
Notes
Stored in Small Collections Box#3 (SC3)
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Shtetl life
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67867
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : graphite
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00083
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : graphite
Date
[between 1960 and 1980]
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00083
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Artists
Drawings
Fine Arts
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67868
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : charcoal, pen and ink, and graphite
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00084
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : charcoal, pen and ink, and graphite
Date
[ca. 1969]
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00084
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Artists
Fine Arts
Drawings
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook, "1952 Bethune, Joe, Richard & bike"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67858
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and chalk pastel
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00074
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and chalk pastel
Date
1952
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00074
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Fine Arts
Drawings
Artists
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook, "1953-1954 Jean-Talon Market"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67857
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : graphite, charcoal, and pen and ink
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00073
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : graphite, charcoal, and pen and ink
Date
1953 - 1954
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00073
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Fine Arts
Drawings
Artists
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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