Additional Resources Related to The Toronto Art Student League
Holmes, Robert. “Toronto Art Students’ League.” In The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature, v. IV, 1894-95, p. 171-188. Illus.
p. 172 - “At work in the League” CWJ is standing top, second from left
p. 179 - “Quebec – along the Grand Battery”
Hammond, M.O. Painting and sculpture in Canada. Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1930.
Robson, Albert H. Canadian landscape painters. Toronto, Ryerson, 1932. 227 p. Illus.
- Pantazzi, Sybille. “Book illustration and design by Canadian artists, 1890-1940, with a list of books illustrated by members of the Group of Seven.” In National Gallery of Canada Bulletin, no. 7, IV:1, 1966. http://collections.ic.gc.ca/bulletin/num7/pantazzi1.html
p. 1 - “…of course the work of F.S. Coburn, Arthur Heming, Ernest Seton-Thompson, C.W. Jefferys and Thoreau MacDonald is familiar to those who are interested in Canadian books.”
p. 2 - “The first publication…in which the artists had a free hand and some scope for decorative design was the Calendar of the Toronto Art Students’ League. Founded in 1886 by a group of artists…joined later by Robert Holmes, F.H. Brigden, R.W. Crouch, C.W. Jefferys and others…”
p. 7 - “…C.W. Jefferys illustrated three juvenile thrillers by Marjorie Pickthall. As none of those illustrations show any promise, Uncle Jim’s Canadian Nursery Rhymes (1908), with is decorative use of stylized Canadian motifs…comes as a delightful surprise. Jefferys never surpassed those enchanting coloured illustrations.”
p. 9 - “…Lorne Pierce commissioned F.H. Varley and C.W. Jefferys to design and illustrated books for the Ryerson Press…” illus. by 2 poems with loon, owl and moon from Boyle’s Uncle Jim…
Lord, Barry. The history of painting in Canada: toward a people’s art. Toronto, NC Press, 1974. 253 p. Illus.
Stacey, Robert. ‘Jefferys and the Toronto Art Students League 1888-1904.’ Northward Journal, No. 20, 1981.
Stacey, Robert. “From ‘The Old Litho Life’ to “Never a Day without a Line’.”
In National Gallery of Canada Review, Vol. 8, 2017, p. 99-115. Edited and updated by Jim Burant from an unpublished document written in 1984.https://ngcr.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/ngcr.8.005
- Hill, Charles C. Non clamor sed amor: The Toronto Art Students’ League calendars 1893-1904. Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 2009. Folder. Illus.
Hill, Charles C. ed. Artists, architects and artisans: Canadian art, 1890-1919. Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 2013. 340 p. Illus.