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Mary Butler papers, 1853-1946, (bulk 1884-1946)

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Creator:
Butler, Mary, 1865-1946
Subject:
Biddle, George
Chase, William Merritt
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell
Grafly, Dorothy
Henri, Robert
Norris, S. Walter
Oakley, Thornton
Pennell, Joseph
Sartain, William
Stoddard, Alice Kent Pearson
Thouron, Henry
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.6 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:
Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, and records relating to Butler's long participation in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Also found are notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Butler, her friends, her studio in Ogunquit, Maine, her landscape paintings, and exhibition installations.
Biographical material includes genealogical notes on Butler's early family history, biographical accounts, teaching certificates, and letters of recommendation from Butler's instructors including William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and William Sartain.
Found within the papers are correspondence with family members, including letters to her cousin Edgar Butler letters from her friend Mrs. Thomas Eakins; and miscellaneous scattered letters from various colleagues including George Biddle, Dorothy Grafly, Thornton Oakley, and Alice Kent Stoddard concerning various topics. Correspondence regarding exhibitions is with arts organizations and colleagues including Henry Thouron and S. Walter Norris.
There are files documenting Butler's long participation in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, including a letter from Joseph Pennell, notes, writings, and printed material. Additional printed material includes a scrapbook of clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Photographs are of Butler, her friends, her studio in Ogunquit, Maine, views of the Maine coast and of Cathedral Crag in Washington State, Butler's landscape paintings, and miscellaneous exhibition installations.
Citation:
Mary Butler papers, 1853-1946, (bulk 1884-1946). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 2005 by Rachel Armstrong, Mary Butler's niece.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Landscape painters
Painters
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Women painters
Writings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13359
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254338
AAA_collcode_butlmary
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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