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Vera Berdich papers, 1947-1989

Creator:
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003
Subject:
Aubin, Barbara
Blackshear, Kathleen
Halstead, Whitney
Kucera, Kathryn
Spears, Ethel
Webster, Lynn
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago. School
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.0 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:
Biographical material; letters received, many from people associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; writings; sketchbooks; printed material; and a photograph album.
Included are biographical writings and resumes; letters (some illustrated) from friends, colleagues, and family, including Barbara Aubin, Kathleen Blackshear, Whitney Halstead, Thomas Kapsalis, Kathryn Kucera, Denis Loy, Ethel Spears, Lynn Webster and Berdich's sisters and cousins; letters from galleries and museums including the George Binet Gallery (N.Y.C.), the Yamada Gallery (Japan), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Illinois Arts Council; subject files on the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; writings regarding printmaking techniques, an index of Berdich's art works; notes kept during Berdich's sabbatical in San Francisco; 4 sketchbooks; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs, slides and photo albums of Berdich, her friends, family and works of art.
Citation:
Vera Berdich papers, 1947-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Printmaker, educator; Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Vera Berdich.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
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 teachers
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Printmakers
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Slides (photographs)
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10847
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214595
AAA_collcode_berdvera
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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