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Henri Telfer sketches

Identifier: SC91


The collection comprises sketches in charcoal, ink and pen.


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Biographical / Historical

Henri Everest Telfer was born on 8th December 1927 and passed away on 8th January 1999. He was a designer and graphic artist who produced logos, insignia, illustrations, costume and set designs. Among the corporate logos credited to him in Trinidad and Tobago are the former Trinidad Telephone Company (TELCO), National Carnival Commission, Caribbean School of Dance, Carifesta and the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. He was a member of the Trindad Art Society and participated in the Society's first exhibition in 1944. In 1951 he graduated from the School of Art and Design in Montreal.


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The items in the collection retain the numbers which were assigned to them by the 101 Gallery

Custodial History

The sketches were purchased from 101 Gallery in Trinidad and Tobago. Certificates of authentication signed by the artist's son, Neil Telfer accompany the sketches. Acquired in 2009. Three additional paintings were acquired in 2013.

Legal Status

Permission has been granted to digitize the sketches for research and academic purposes.

Henri Telfer Sketches
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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