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Claude Buck papers, circa 1890-1983

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Buck, Claude, 1890-1974  Search this
Jane Freeman Gallery (La Mesa, Calif.)  Search this
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Physical Description:
3.3 Linear feet
This collection consists of eight series. Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1926-1983 (.2 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1907-1982 (.8 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 3: Writings, circa 1920-1972 (.2 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1919-1972 (.2 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1912-1972 (.4 Linear feet: Boxes 2 and 5) Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1908-1972 (.9 Linear feet: Boxes 2, 4, 5, and 6) Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1890-1979 (.2 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 8: Artwork, circa 1920-1972 (.4 Linear feet: Box 3)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The Claude Buck papers measure 3.3 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1983. They detail Buck's time as a painter in New York and California. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material and scrapbooks, and photographic material and artwork.
Claude Buck papers, circa 1890-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels 2982-2987 and 4588 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Use Note:
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Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also hold a manuscript titled "The artist Claude Buck: a biography of two loves...his love for art...his love for Estrid compiled and written by their daughter, Juel, Juel B. K. Schiller" donated by Juel Krisvoy in 1989 to the National Museum of American Art who transferred it to the Archives of American Art.
Biography Note:
Claude Buck (1890-1974) was a painter who worked primarily in Chicago and Santa Cruz. He is associated with the symbolist and luministic styles and was born Charles Claude Buck in New York City. At age four Claude began to develop his interest in art after his father, a commercial artist, introduced him to drawing. Buck entered the National Academy of Design at age fourteen taking classes with Emil Carlsen, Frances Jones, and George DeForest Brush. He studied there until he was twenty-two years old, receiving eight prizes in that time.
Language Note:
English .
The Claude Buck papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Leslie Buck, Claude's widow, in 1982, Juel Buck Krisvoy-Schiller, Claude's daughter, in 1983, and by Diana V. Link, Claude's niece, in 1982 and 1992. Five works of art were transferred to the National Museum of American Art, including a self-portrait.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Symbolism  Search this
Luminism (Art)  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art