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Biographical material; letters received from sitters, admirers, and others, including illustrated letters from Frederick Stuart Church and Walter Clifton; a scrapbook of photographs and reproductions of Freeman's portraits; clippings; printed material; typescripts of lectures by Freeman on women in art and portrait painting; and photographs of Freeman.
Jane Freeman papers, 1904-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 135 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Portrait painter and teacher. Born in England, Freeman studied at the Art Students League, at the Grand Chaumière, and at the Cooper Union Art School. Lived in New York, N.Y. and Pigeon Cove, Mass. Died in Park Ridge, N.J.
The donor, Mrs. Walter T. Wittman, was Freeman's niece and the executrix of Freeman's estate. She assembled the material in the scrapbooks, provided some biographical material, and annotated some items.
Lives of American Artists
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