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Gertrude Fiske papers, 1915-1986, 1915-1933 (bulk dates)

Creator:
Fiske, Gertrude, 1878-1961
Subject:
Benson, Frank Weston
Gaugengigl, I. M. (Ignaz Marcel)
Hopkinson, Charles
Leith-Ross, Harry
Little, Philip
Murphy, Hermann Dudley
Boston Society of Etchers
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence, photographs and printed materials documenting the career of Gertrude Fiske and the Boston Society of Etchers, of which Fiske was a founding member.
Letters from friends, colleagues, and museums include a small number of letters from Frank Benson, Harry Leith-Ross, Charles Hopkinson, and H. Dudley Murphy. A notebook on the Boston Society of Etchers contains a list of members, minutes of the founding meeting (1917), notes on expenses, lists of works exhibited (includes a sketch of works on exhibition), announcements, catalogs, and letters from members including Philip Little, Ignaz Gaugengigl and others. Other materials consist of biographical notes, two sketches, one possibly of Fiske, a sales receipt, a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs, and photographs of Fiske and friends, works, and exhibitions.
Citation:
Gertrude Fiske papers, 1915-1986, 1915-1933 (bulk dates). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4280 and 4281 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Harold B. Willis, after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Painter. Fiske studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under such luminaries as Tarbell, Benson and Hale, and later with Charles Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine. A woman of means and socially well-connected, Miss Fiske was a co-founder of the Guild of Boston Artists (1914), the Boston Society of Etchers (1917), and the Ogunquit Art Association (1928).
Provenance:
Harold B. (Bus) Willis, the owner of the collection, is the nephew of Gertrude Fiske.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Etching, American
Exhibition catalogs
Painters
Painting, American
Photograph albums
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211889
AAA_collcode_fiskgert
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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