The University of TORONTO has a varied and valuable collection of 5000 works of art. 1200 of them are installed throughout the University’s two campuses. The collection is wide-ranging, from the Far East in the Cheng Yu Tung Library, to contemporary Canadian and Inuit art throughout the Rotman School of Management.
The collection also contains a sizable number of photographs, including several works by LUTZ DILLE. A German-born photographer and filmmaker, Dille immigrated to Canada in 1951. For thirty years he lived and worked in TORONTO, capturing street life, fashion and everyday people in black-and-white. The images below are in the U of T Art Collection, and date from the mid-1950’s to the ’60’s.
<PHOTOS ABOVE – 1) untitled/1960; 2) Toronto Orangemen Parade/1964; 3) Shirtless tattoo artist/1964>