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Elek Imredy fonds
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- Textual record
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- Imredy, Elek
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- 3.68 m of textual records
- ca. 5440 photographs
- 200 drawings
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Name of creator
Elek Imredy was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1912. He received his formal training in sculpture and painting in Budapest. In 1957 he emigrated to Canada with his daughter Mara and settled in Vancouver where he worked as a noted professional sculptor until his death in November 1994. Working in bronze, wood, granite, limestone, fibreglass and concrete, he produced religious sculpture for churches, colleges and schools, figures for fantasy theme parks, commemorative coins and medals as well as portraits, busts and life-size sculpture. Numerous exhibitions of his work were held across Canada and Europe. Among his better known commissions are: "Girl in a Wetsuit", a life-size bronze for Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, a seated bronze of the Rt. Hon. Louis St. Laurent for Parliament Hill, Ottawa, the Mariners Memorial, Prince Rupert, BC, and the "Lady of Justice", Law Courts, New Westminster, BC. He was a member of the Sculptors' Society of Canada, the Sculptors' Society of British Columbia and past president of the Vancouver Historical Society.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of the records of the sculptor Elek Imredy. They document his life and work, focusing on the decades following his emigration to Canada. The fonds consists of the following series: personal records, correspondence, teaching activities, project files, subject files, artwork, scrapbooks, albums and photographs, and miscellaneous files.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the City of Vancouver Archives in 1996 by Peggy Imredy, the sculptor's wife.
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See Sculptors' Society of British Columbia fonds, Add. MSS 959.