Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Evelyn Lambart

Animator, National Film Board of Canada

1914-1999; born in Ottawa.

Attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa.

Created the illuminations and lettering for the first Book of Remembrance, housed at the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Began working at the National Film Board (then located in Ottawa) in 1942. Her first film was The Impossible Map (1947).

Produced her first solo animation effort, Fine Feathers in 1968.

She perfected the technique of paper cutouts transferred to lithograph plate which she would then paint and animate. She used this technique in seven award-winning films.

Retired from the NFB in 1975.

Served as the honorary president of the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 1988.

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