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Suzanne E. Chapman papers, 1934-1991

Creator:
Chapman, Suzanne E., 1904-1990
Subject:
Index of American Design
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.Egyptian Art Dept
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 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 including an account "Studies and Career" (3 p.), a resume, bibliography, and a Master Craftsman award certificate from the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 1977; letters, 1948-1991, regarding Chapman's catalog drawings, an exhibition at the Library of the Boston Athenaeum, and her promotion to associate curator in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Egyptian Dept.; a project file, 1950, on the publication The Index of American Design, including a typed excerpt from the book and advertisements; printed material, 1936-1983, consisting of exhibition announcements, a catalog, In Tribute to Suzanne E. Chapman, 1970, and clippings; and three photographs of Chapman, 1934 and 1964.
Citation:
Suzanne E. Chapman papers, 1934-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Watercolorist, draftsman, instructor; Boston, Mass. Born 1903. Died 1990. Helped develop method of rendering art objects in watercolor with great accuracy of color, texture and form that was adopted by the Index of American Design in the 1930s for use by field artists. For most of her career, she was the principal illustrator of the voluminous excavation publications of the Egyptian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 and 1993 by Lucille H. Chapman, sister of Suzanne Chapman.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Illustrators
Museum curators
Photographs
Watercolorists
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6357
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215108
AAA_collcode_chapsuza
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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