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Paula Gerard papers, 1885-1989

Creator:
Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991
Subject:
Aubin, Barbara
Bentley, Claude Ronald
Berenson, Mary
Garrett, Lillian
Gerard, Helen
Olson, Douglas John
Schwalb, Susan
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago. School
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
7.7 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Resumes, correspondence with Barbara Aubin, Mary Berenson, Claude Bentley, Lillian Garrett, Douglas Olson, Susan Schwalb and others, 1910-1989; art works, including many loose sketches, sketchbooks and Christmas cards from friends; untitled sound recording; clippings, exhibition catalogs; blank postcards; a scrapbook on Gerard's exhibitions, 1930-1979; travel diaries, 1918-1938; writings on and by Gerard; and teaching and class notes. Also included are 0.4 ft. of the papers of Paula's mother, Helen Gerard, including correspondence and writings, 1885-1935.
Citation:
Paula Gerard papers, 1885-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, printmaker, teacher; Chicago, Ill. Born in Italy to writer Helen Gerard, Italian representative to the American Federation of Art and contributor to the American Magazine of Art, International Studio and other art publications. Paula began her study of art in Italy and continued in the U.S. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and at the Midway Studios at the University of Chicago.
Language Note:
Some letters, writings and printed material in Italian.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Paula Gerard Renison.
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Diaries
Graphic artists
Photographs
Sound recordings
Women artists
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10452
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213858
AAA_collcode_gerapaul
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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