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Artists’ Papers

A work made of holograph and typescript correspondence, drawings, printed papers, black and white photographic prints, engravings, and ephemera..

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  • A work made of holograph and typescript correspondence, drawings, printed papers, black and white photographic prints, engravings, and ephemera..

Date:

1636-2007 (bulk 1800s-1980s)

Artist:

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Delacroix, Eugène (1798-1863)
Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Georgia O’Keeffe (1877-1986)
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851)

About this artwork

More than six hundred artists are represented in this collection of correspondence and other documents from American and European artists, including Marc Chagall, Eugene Delacroix, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, and J.M.W. Turner. The material ranges in content from dinner invitations to discussions of the Royal Academy to analyses of specific works of art. In addition to the correspondence, the collection includes some sketches, photographic portraits, engravings, and obituaries.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Marc Chagall

Title

Artists’ Papers

Date

Made 1636–2007

Medium

Holograph and typescript correspondence, drawings, printed papers, black and white photographic prints, engravings, and ephemera.

Dimensions

5 portfolios and flatfile materials: H.: 274.4 cm (108 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of various individuals, particularly William Frank Eugene Gurley (1854-1943). Additional materials gift of Etheldred Abbot, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Best, Harshe estate, Cal Kowal, Brooks McCormick, Michele Vishny, Frances Hooper (1986), Friends of Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (1992), Stokely Webster (1997), Victor Cassidy (2014), Steve Heimerle (2014), Jack Brown (2015), Nashville Public Library (2015), Leopold B. Segedin (2015), Cynthia Winter and Nicholas Weingarten (2015), Jeremy Day (2017), the Wood-Prince Family (2017), and Eric J. Nordstrom (2018, 2019). Some materials purchased by the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.

Reference Number

00.4

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