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Cecile Tyl research material on Beatrice Cuming, [ca. 1913-1990]

Creator:
Tyl, Cecile
Subject:
Cuming, Beatrice
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Unmicrofilmed: use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
Summary:
Printed material, photographs and Cuming's scrapbook, used in preparation for an exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Conn. "Beatrice Cuming (1903-1974), co-curated by Cecile Tyl. Cuming's scrapbook contains a letter, a childhood sketch, designs for Christmas cards by Cuming and "M. F.", an American Watercolor Society Certificate of Merit, clippings and personal photographs. Tyl's research on Cuming are mainly photocopies of biographical material, correspondence, printed material, photographs of Cuming and her work, and slides of work.
Citation:
Cecile Tyl research material on Beatrice Cuming, [ca. 1913-1990]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Uncasville, Conn. Sources also list death date as 1974. Also used "Bob" as a forename.
Provenance:
Donated 1990-1991 by Cecile Tyl, who researched Cuming for an art appreciation course at the University of Connecticut which subsequently led her to co-curate a Cuming retrospective at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Tyl obtained the scrapbook, photographs and slides from Al Dugas, a tenant at the house in Uncasville where Cuming lived at the time of her death. Dugas informed Tyl that the bulk of Cuming's estate went to the Joslin Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts. Al Dugas kept photographs and other material they discarded.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Christmas cards
Painters
Painters
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Slides (photographs)
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9935
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212485
AAA_collcode_tylceci
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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