Item A-4560 - Thorvaldson Building - Mural

Original Digital object not accessible

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Thorvaldson Building - Mural

General material designation

  • Graphic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 2 June 1967 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
1 negative

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Scope and content

A 21' x 6' mural by Helga Palko, artist.. Mounted in addition to Thorvaldson Building.

Bio/Historical Note: Helga (or Helen) Palko, born in Austria in 1928, received her MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1954 she arrived in Canada and a year later was awarded a scholarship at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, where she studied enamelling and silver-smithing in 1955-1956. Palko became experienced with several techniques such as cloisonne, painted enamel and champleve - a technique considered to be the finest in craftsmanship. Palko displayed as much variety in her work as in her methods. Aside from enamel dishes, she produced plaques, jewellery, ecclesiastical arts and murals. Two of these murals are located in Saskatchewan; one in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lumsden, and the other in the Thorvaldson Building at the University of Saskatchewan. Palko exhibited both inside and outside of Canada: the first National Competitive Woodcarving and Metal Work, "The Brussels International and Universal Exhibition," the XXI Ceramic national, Jewellery 1963 International Exhibition in New York, Expo 67, and Ontario Craftsmen 67, to mention a few. Palko also participated in several exhibitions organized by the National Gallery of Canada: the First National Fine Crafts Exhibition (1957), the Canadian National Exhibition (1962), where she was awarded the special prize for enamel, and the Canadian Fine Crafts (1966-1967). Palko received the Award of Excellence at the Canadian Design 67 Exhibition. Palko died in 2006 in Brockville, Ontario.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Control area

Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres