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Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1872-2004, bulk 1904-2004

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Creator:
Bryson, Bernarda, 1903-2004
Subject:
Hayes, Helen
Calder, Alexander
Knight, Gwendolyn
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)
Javitz, Jacob
Lynes, Russell
Shahn, Ben
Robbins, Warren M.
Shahn, Jonathan
Lionni, Leo
Osborn, Robert Chesley
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
14.5 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The papers of painter, printmaker, and illustrator Bernarda Bryson Shahn measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1872 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1904-2004. Found within the papers are family and biographical materials, correspondence, writings including sound recordings of lectures by the Shahns, voluminous notebooks, five diaries, exhibition files, personal business records, printed material, seven scrapbooks, one sketchbook and other art work, and photographs. Although the bulk of the collection documents Bernarda's work, there are materials about or created by Ben Shahn scattered throughout the collection.
Citation:
Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1872-2004, bulk 1904-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Ben Shahn papers.
Biography Note:
Bernarda Bryson Shahn (1903-2004) was a painter and printmaker from Roosevelt, New Jersey. Bernarda was the wife of artist Ben Shahn.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Bernarada Bryson Shahn and in 2005 and 2011 by Bernarda Brsyon Shahn estate via Jonathan Shahn and Abigail Shahn, co-executors.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Women painters
Scrapbooks
Illustrators
Diaries
Women artists
Sketchbooks
Printmakers
Sketches
Painters
Photographs
Drawings
Prints
Sound recordings
Watercolors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5712
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208550
AAA_collcode_brysbern
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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