Fonds P0184 - ABER, Ita.

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ABER, Ita.

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CA QUEBEC P0184

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  • 1930's-2001. (Creation)

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13 photographs. 4 artefacts. 2 videos.

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Ita Aber was born in Montreal, in 1932. Ita Aber is an artist who delights in unconventional formats that provide unique and startling insights into Jewish Life. Her woks is found in almost every major Jewish museum throughout the world. She is a master of the fabric arts, which is by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field. As practiced by Ita Aber, the fabic arts explode in scale to include the diverse skills of embroidering, beadwork, sewing, appliqué, silkscreen, jewelry design, weaving, painting, sculpture, and assemblage. the stunning range of her talents is reflected in the vast array of work and judaic objects she has produced. from wall hangings, jewelry, and sculpture to torah covers, etrog boxes, and purim masks, there is practically no area of Judaica or three-deminsional srt that was not represented at the exhibition. Aber's diverse career is not limited to her work as an artist. She is also a conservator of textiles, an art historian, a curator, teacher, and author of <i>The Art of judaic Needlework: Traditional and Contemporary designs</i> (Scribner 1979).

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<i>Recepies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel</i>, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from by Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organization of Canada 1949-1950. Material on the Jewish Child's Day Appeal. Clippings and ephemera re: Zionism, Child's Day, and actor William Shatner, a former Montrealer. 9 Photos of Montreal scenes. Material about Montreal's Talmud Torah, Jewish Artists at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim.<br/>Additions 2001: 2 photos (snapshots) of Camp Hashomer Hadati in Bronte, Ontario, Hebrew textbook and prayer book dated 1979, photo of a 9th-grade class of Baron Byng High School including Ita Aber, Clippings, 2 Videos. Additions post 2001 (passim): Articles written by Ita Aber, information about her artwork and recent exhibitions.

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RDAQ-148-P0184

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2015-03-30

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  • French

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