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Gertrude Fiske papers, 1915-1986, bulk bulk 1915-1933 dates

Catalog Data

Creator:
Fiske, Gertrude, 1878-1961  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles  Search this
Leith-Ross, Harry  Search this
Little, Philip  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Gaugengigl, I. M. (Ignaz Marcel)  Search this
Boston Society of Etchers  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot, (on 2 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence, photographs and printed materials documenting the career of Gertrude Fiske and the Boston Society of Etchers, of which Fiske was a founding member.<br /> Letters from friends, colleagues, and museums include a small number of letters from Frank Benson, Harry Leith-Ross, Charles Hopkinson, and H. Dudley Murphy. A notebook on the Boston Society of Etchers contains a list of members, minutes of the founding meeting (1917), notes on expenses, lists of works exhibited (includes a sketch of works on exhibition), announcements, catalogs, and letters from members including Philip Little, Ignaz Gaugengigl and others. Other materials consist of biographical notes, two sketches, one possibly of Fiske, a sales receipt, a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs, and photographs of Fiske and friends, works, and exhibitions.
Citation:
Gertrude Fiske papers, 1915-1986, bulk bulk 1915-1933 dates. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reel 4280 and 4281 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Harold B. Willis, after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Painter. Fiske studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under such luminaries as Tarbell, Benson and Hale, and later with Charles Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine. A woman of means and socially well-connected, Miss Fiske was a co-founder of the Guild of Boston Artists (1914), the Boston Society of Etchers (1917), and the Ogunquit Art Association (1928).
Provenance:
Harold B. (Bus) Willis, the owner of the collection, is the nephew of Gertrude Fiske.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Etching, American -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211889
AAA_collcode_fiskgert
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211889