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Elmer A. Forsberg Collection

A work made of bound scrapbook containing printed papers, manuscripts and black and white photographic prints..

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  • A work made of bound scrapbook containing printed papers, manuscripts and black and white photographic prints..

Date:

c.1920-1950

Artist:

Elmer A. Forsberg (1883-1950)

About this artwork

An artist and educator, as well as a diplomat, Elmer Forsberg taught classes on drawing, painting, composition, illustration and mural design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1906 until his death in 1950. Finnish-born, Forsberg also served as Finland’s Consul in Chicago from 1924 to 1942. As an artist, Forsberg was well known for his landscapes and portraits, which he exhibited regionally and at the Art Institute. A scrapbook of newspaper clippings of exhibitions and criticism of his own paintings also mentions his students’ work, Forsberg’s political activities, and work in the Finnish community. The collection also contains some correspondence and photographs of his paintings.

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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Elmer A. Forsberg

Title

Elmer A. Forsberg Collection

Date

c. 1920–1950

Medium

Bound scrapbook containing printed papers, manuscripts and black and white photographic prints.

Dimensions

1 oversize portfolio: H.: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Joel S. Dryer, 1996.

Reference Number

1996.9

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