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Rita Briansky Fonds

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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
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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Sketchbooks.

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
54 sketchbooks
Fonds No.
1291; 1
Scope and Content
This series consists of various sketchbooks produced by Rita Briansky. The material spans a number of decades and contains illustrations and studies of her subjects, some of which are included in larger works. The images included are drawn in pen and ink, graphite, colour pastel and pencil. Many of…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
54 sketchbooks
Scope and Content
This series consists of various sketchbooks produced by Rita Briansky. The material spans a number of decades and contains illustrations and studies of her subjects, some of which are included in larger works. The images included are drawn in pen and ink, graphite, colour pastel and pencil. Many of these books cover specific trips and themes, or relate to a specific series of the artist’s work.
Date
1949-1996
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook, "St. Louis, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Sutton"

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and coloured chalk
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00031
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and coloured chalk
Date
12 Oct. 1984 - Oct. 1986
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00031
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Notes
Includes quotation on inner cover
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Drawings
Artists
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook, "Sutton"

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00032
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink
Date
1991 - 1993
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00032
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Briansky
Notes
Annotatation in inner cover: Campostella, Spain
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

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, and graphite
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00033
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, and graphite
Date
Jul. 1986 - Aug. 1996
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00033
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Brianskky
Notes
Inscribed in inner cover: July/ 86 / Aug / 96 B'nai Brith Camp
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Drawings
Fine Arts
Artists
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook, "1983-84 Year of Joe's death"

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and water colour
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00034
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and water colour
Date
1983 - 1984
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00034
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, "Cincinnati"

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook, pen and ink, and crayon
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00035
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook, pen and ink, and crayon
Date
1990
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00035
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, "St. Louis, Miss.".

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, and coloured pencil
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00036
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, and coloured pencil
Date
1984
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00036
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Rita Brianksy
Name Access
Briansky, Rita
Subjects
Briansky, Rita. 1925 -
Drawings
Artists
Fine Arts
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sketchbook, "Israel".

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, watercolour, pastel and coloured pencil
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00037
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, watercolour, pastel and coloured pencil
Date
1986
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00037
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, "Mount Royal & Sutton".

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Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and colour pencil.
Fonds No.
1291; 1; 00038
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rita Briansky Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 sketchbook : pen and ink, graphite, and colour pencil.
Date
1987
Fonds No.
1291
Series No.
1
File No.
00038
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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