Fonds - Victor Doray fonds

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Victor Doray fonds

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CA MHB

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  • 1967-1996, predominant 1967-1977 (Creation)
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    Doray, Victor, 1930-

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3105 photographs and other material

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Victor Doray was born in Montreal in 1930. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Loyala College (now Concordia University) in 1953, and a Diploma in Art as Applied to Medicine form the University of Toronto in 1956. In addition, Doray also attended fine arts classes in Montreal, Banff, New York, Paris, and Vancouver. He also undertook 2 Medical Art internships at the Hopitat Ste. Antoine in Paris (1956) and the University College Hospital in London, England (1957). In 1957, Doray found himself at the University of British Columbia where he became the founding director of the Department of Biomedical Communications, the first department in British Columbia which combined the talents of medical artists, photographers, TV & AV personnel to serve the needs of the Health Sciences. In 1985, Doray left the University of British Columbia to become a full-time artist and media producer. Prior to 1985, Doray had engaged in these activities on a part-time basis. In 1973 Doray was awarded the Canada Council Senior Arts Award for the production of the multi media program, Turn Off Delight. Other achievements include a number of exhibits and multimedia events dating from 1965 to the present. His work has been exhibited at University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Western Front and others. Doray continues to live and work in Vancouver.

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Fonds consists of records of two multi media projects created by Victor Doray, Turn Off Delight and Pic a Mix, and records from the Intermedia Society. Includes textual records, audio cassettes, audio reels, photographs (slides, prints and negatives), 8mm film reels, and video cassettes.

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