Caroline Dukes:

An Inventory of Caroline Dukes Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collection

Inventory prepared by Vladimira Zvonik
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2007)

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2007)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Caroline Dukes

Title:
Caroline Dukes fonds

Dates:
1959 - 2006

Quantity:
40 cm of textual and other material

Identification:
Mss 239 (A.06-44)

English

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Biography of Caroline Dukes

Caroline Dukes is a Manitoba artist, painter. She was born in Ujpest, Hungary on May 19, 1929. In Hungary she studied art at the Studio of sculptor, Sigiesmund de Strobl and the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (1951). In 1958 after a defeat of the Hungarian uprising against communism (1956), her family immigrated to Toronto. She moved to Winnipeg in 1967 and resumed her studies at the School of Art, University of Manitoba. She graduated in 1972. Caroline Dukes' paintings were influenced by her lifetime experiences as a holocaust survivor and as a witness to communist cruelty in Hungary. Her work is displayed in galleries across the country. She is a recipient of many grants and awards. Caroline Dukes received the Highest Quality and Most Original Painting Award (1973) and the Outstanding Prairie Interpretation Award (1976). Her paintings were admired by people in Germany, Spain, Mexico and USA. Caroline Dukes' paintings are organized into series: Interior series; Building Series; Nude Series, Landscape Series, Cities Series and At the Focus of Forces Series. Her most intense personal work - Remember...Relate...Retell (multimedia work that includes drawings, photographs, text, ready-made objects, video, audio, and constructions) was created in 1992. This work is influenced by her childhood memories. In 1995 she became a founding member of Site Gallery (1995) and in April 2003, two months before her death, she completed an autobiographical work called Circus. She died in Winnipeg on June 8, 2003. In July 2003 the Manitoba Artists for Women Art established the Caroline Dukes Legacy Fund which is administered by the Winnipeg Foundation.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of Caroline Dukes' correspondence, catalogues of her exhibitions, her drawings-sketches, and biographical information in form of newspaper clippings.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into four series

  • 1. Biographical info
  • 2. Correspondence
  • 3. Exhibitions
  • 4. Drawings, Sketches

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on Access.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Alfred Dukes in 2006.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Biographical Info
BoxFolder
11 Caroline Dukes - CV, 2006

includes a book: Remember, Relate, Retell by Caroline Dukes, 1996

2 Education - University of Manitoba, Caroline Dukes' paper: Kathe Kollwitz, 1969
3 Education - University of Manitoba, Caroline Dukes' notes - Principles of Art Critique, ca 1970
4 Reviews of C. Dukes' paintings, 1975-98
5 Personal notes
6 Newspaper clippings, 1965-1994
7 Newspaper clippings, 1995-2006

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Correspondence, 1959 - 2006
BoxFolder
18 Correspondence - General, 1959-2006
9 Correspondence, 1972-74
10 Correspondence, 1975
11 Correspondence, 1976-1977
BoxFolder
21 Manitoba Arts Council - Grants, 1973-80
2 Moos Gallery - Bankruptcy, 1974-79

see Box no.4, Fd. 2 for "Family" - photo and slide

3 Pollock Gallery, 1979-82
4 Correspondence, 1978-79
5 Fleet Gallery, 1974-83
6 Fleet Galleries, Ltd. - Bankruptcy, 1982

restricted

7 Canada Council, 1976-81

includes Grants

8 Winnipeg Art Gallery - Art Rental and Sales Gallery, 1968-82
9 Sales, 1967-1980
10 Canada Council Art Bank, 1973-82
11 Gilman Gallery, 1976-77

see also Box 4, Fd. 1 - Photographs

12 Manitoba Art - works competitions, 1977-79
13 Art Gallery, Ontario - Art Rental Service, 1980-84
14 Correspondence, 1980-81
BoxFolder
31 Exhibitions, 1972-80

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Exhibitions, 1964-2004
BoxFolder
32 Exhibitions - Announcements, 1964 - 2002
3 Catalogues - Exhibitions, 1964-82
4 Catalogues - Exhibitions, 1983-86
5 Catalogues - Exhibitions, 1989-96
6 Catalogues - Exhibitions, 1997-2000
7 Misc. Exhibitions, 1964 -91
8 Copyright for the Canadian Visual Artist, 1978
BoxFolder
5 - Oversize Catalogues - Exhibition: Memories and Testimonies, 2004
Another Look: Straight and Curved: Teachers' Edition by Mary Ross Townley - "Interior no.6 (Visit)", [ 1975 ]

includes correspondence, 1976-1979 re: "Interior no. 6"

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Drawings, Sketches, Photographs
BoxFolder
41 Gilman Gallery, Chicago - Photographs, Negatives, 1976-77

20 photographs, 20 negatives

2 Photographs 1973 - 1987

  • Family, 1974 (one photograph, one slide)
  • Unveiling, 1973 (two photos)
  • Landscape no.30, 1982 (one photo)
  • Landscape no.15, 1979 (two photos)
  • Music School, 1996 (one photo)
  • Landscape no.32, 1983 (one photo)
  • Landscape no.24 D, 1981 (one photo)
  • Landscape no. 2 D, 1975 (one photo)
  • Landscape no. 37 D, 1983 (one photo)
  • Landscape no.35 D, 1983 (one photo)
  • Landscape no.24 D, 1981 (one photo)
  • Landscape no.27, 1986 (one photo)
  • Apple Pickers, 1987 (one photo - bio info)

3 Photographs,

18 photographs

  • My Father Really Wanted a Son , 1992 (two photos)
  • Shrine of the Book, L#59, 1990 (two photos)
  • <Site> Gallery (?) 1995 (14 photographs)

4 Drawings - Sketches,

sketch no.1 - 27

5 Drawings - Sketches,

sketch no.28 - 56

6 Drawings - Sketches,

sketch no.57 - 89

7 Drawings - Sketches,

sketch no. 90 - 115

8 Fashion Sketches,

29 sketches

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