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Tappert Strack/Lindner Collection
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[ca. 1927]–1979 (Creation)
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5 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Johanna Tappert was born on October 4, 1892 in Meriden, Connecticut. She worked at the Lutheran College on 8th Street in Saskatoon from 1927 to 1933 as a high school teacher, Dean of the Girls Dormitory, and, eventually, Assistant Principal. She served as dorm mother for the girls and taught English to German immigrants on the weekends. At these classes, she met Ernest Lindner, who was subsequently given a room at the dorm in order to do his artwork. Johanna Tappert married Eugene Strack sometime around 1933. She died in Edmonton, Alberta on November 13, 1984.
Name of creator
Ernest (“Ernie”) Lindner was born in Vienna, Austria, on May 1, 1897. He immigrated to Canada in 1926, working initially as a farm labourer; but he soon earned recognition for his skill as an artist. He began teaching a night class for the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate in 1931. He eventually became a full-time instructor and Head of the Art Department at the Collegiate until 1962. From 1962 to 1988, he worked full-time as an artist. His work encompassed watercolour, pencil, and various forms of printmaking; and his subject matter was often drawn from life, particularly the natural world around his cabin at Fairy Island, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. Lindner was a member and President of the Saskatoon Art Association and was one of the first members on the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Lindner received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972. He was elected as a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1977) and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1979). He died in Saskatoon on November 4, 1988.
The material, collected by Johanna Tappert Strack, became the property of her daughter, Anne Strack, following Johanna’s death. Donated to the University Archives & Special Collections by Anne Strack in September 2014.
Scope and content
This collection contains Christmas cards, notes and letters, ephemera and clippings sent from Ernie to Johanna over a period of years. A small amount of material is from J.W.T. Spinks.
Immediate source of acquisition
The material was originally housed in an adhesive-back photograph album. For better conservation, the material has been removed from the album, but retained in its original order.
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See also the University Art Collection; the Mac & Beth Hone fonds; the J.W.T. Spinks fonds; and the Department of Art & History – Emma Lake Scrapbooks for related material.
The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan holds the Ernest Lindner fonds (S-A2).