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Mary Andersen Clark papers, [ca.1933]-1988

Creator:
Clark, Mary Helene Andersen, 1910-1994
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Ill.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 250 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Papers chiefly relating to Clark's career during the 1930s. Biographical data, including a letter in which Clark describes her work for the Federal Art Project in Illinois; personal photographs; photographs of work, including "Peace" and "Harvest," with photographs of the dedication and rededication ceremonies of these two heroic-size sculptures; and clippings.
Citation:
Mary Andersen Clark papers, [ca.1933]-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4130 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the possession of Mary Andersen Clark.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Sculptor, instructor in sculpture and ceramics at Syracuse University, N.Y. Clark worked for the WPA-FAP in Illinois in the 1930s. Two heroic-size sculptures, "Peace" and "Harvest," commissioned by the FAP are currently located at the County Courthouse Plaza, Peoria, Illinois. They have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Clark studied at Carnegie Tech, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Academy, Rome, Italy. She also took a life class with her uncle, sculptor John Storrs.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1988 by Mary A. Clark.
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art teachers
Photographs
Sculptors
Women sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9040
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211229
AAA_collcode_clarmary
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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