Artists archives

These digital collections feature materials from artists archives held by UVic Libraries.


Katharine Maltwood Collection
Portrait of K.E. Maltwood

Katharine Maltwood Collection

Katharine Emma Maltwood (nee Sapsworth) was an artist and author who held a life-long fascination with ancient history, folklore, mythology, spirituality, and the occult. This collection of digital surrogates represents items from the University of Victoria Libraries’ Katharine Emma Maltwood Fonds. It is of note that many of the seemingly unrelated items in the archive are associated with zodiacal symbolism in some manner.

See also: Katharine Maltwood fonds


Sir William Orpen Illustrated Letters
Detail of a letter and drawing

Sir William Orpen Illustrated Letters

William Orpen was a renowned portrait painter and First World War artist. He was prolific, leaving a legacy of portraiture and painting that includes politicians Winston Churchill and Woodrow Wilson, fellow artists such as Augustus John, and historical events such as the Versailles Peace Treaty.

See also: Sir William Orpen collection