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File f01 - BCIT chariot pulled by BC politicians on horses taking Gordon Thom [?] for a ride

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F2-f01

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BCIT chariot pulled by BC politicians on horses taking Gordon Thom [?] for a ride

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  • 1977? (Creation)

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1 drawing : pencil and marker, newspaper mounted on board ; 57 x 70 cm

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Kluckner, Michael (1951-)

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Michael Kluckner is a writer, artist, illustrator and author of several books. His early books on the history of Canadian cities, heritage, planning issues and art, include; "Vancouver, The Way It Was," "Vanishing Vancouver," "Paving Paradise," and "British Columbia in Watercolour." They won several awards, including the Duthie Prize, the Vancouver Book Prize, the Toronto Book Prize (short list), the Hallmark Society (Victoria) Award of Merit and the Heritage Canada Medal of Achievement. "Toshiko" (2015) is his first graphic novel.
Kluckner worked for the BCIT Student Association creating illustrations for the Link, and other BCIT publications from 1976-1979 and then part time from 1980-1981. He taught night school at BCIT from 1980-1985.
From the 1990s until present Kluckner has been heavily involved with the Vancouver heritage community. Including serving on boards and volunteering in various capacities with: the Vancouver Heritage Commission, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, the Vancouver Historical Society, the Grandview Heritage Group, Heritage Vancouver Society, the Langley Heritage Society; from 1996 until 2001, he was the British Columbia member of the board of governors of the Heritage Canada Foundation, and served as chair from 1998-2000.
For a brief period (2006-2009) Kluckner and his wife, author, Christine Allen, lived in Australia.

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C. McLellan, created 2017-01-23

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  • Map cabinet: MC2. drawer 1, folder 4