Eckhardt Gramatté Library
The Eckhardt Gramatté Library contains the professional and personal library of the late Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt, director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1953-1974, as well as books owned by the composer and musician Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté and the German Expressionist painter Walter Gramatté. It is a rich collection of over 8,000 books, journals and exhibition catalogues dealing with art history from many regions of the world and with many forms of visual art (painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, textile art) but focusing on twentieth-century art. A significant portion of the books in the collection is in German. Other languages include English, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Romanian and Dutch. There are also books about European history, classical music and musicians, and religious studies. More information about Dr. Eckhardt, Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté and Walter Gramatté can be found at http://www.egre.mb.ca/
This Library is located in Bryce Hall. The entrance to the Library is across the hall from the ramp leading from Bryce Hall to Wesley Hall.
The collection is available weekly from Monday to Friday (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) by appointment, for use by the University of Winnipeg faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. To make an appointment, please contact
Ferdinand Eckhardt reading at home on Oakwood Avenue, Winnipeg, in the 1950s
Ferdinand Eckhardt working at home in early 1990s
Ferdinand Eckhardt, 28 January 1993