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Buehr family papers, 1880-1984

Creator:
Buehr, family, 1866-1952  Search this
Buehr, family, 1866-1952  Search this
Subject:
Buehr, George Frederick  Search this
Buehr, Mary Guion Hess  Search this
Buehr, Karl Albert  Search this
Granger, Kathleen Buehr  Search this
Hess, William  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Photographs
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- France -- Giverny  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Art, American -- French influences  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9564
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211765
AAA_collcode_buehfami
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211765
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Buehr family papers

Creator:
Buehr family  Search this
Names:
Buehr, George Frederick, 1905-1983  Search this
Buehr, Karl Albert, 1866-1952  Search this
Buehr, Mary Guion Hess, 1871-1962  Search this
Granger, Kathleen Buehr  Search this
Hess, William, 1838-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1880-1984
Summary:
The Buehr family papers date from 1880-1984 and measure 0.7 linear feet. The collection documents the lives and careers of a prominent Chicago family of artists, which included Karl Albert Buehr, his wife Mary Hess Buehr, their children Kathleen Buehr Granger and George F. Buehr, and Karl Buehr's brother-in-law, Will Hess. Found among the papers are biographical accounts, family histories, Karl Buehr's personal and professional correspondence, love letters between Karl and Mary Hess, writing by various family members, printed materials, artwork in the form of drawings by Kathleen Buehr Granger, and family and travel photographs, including two photo albums.
Scope and Content Note:
The Buehr family papers date from 1880-1984 and measure 0.7 linear feet. The collection documents the lives and careers of a prominent Chicago family of artists, which included Karl Albert Buehr, his wife Mary Hess Buehr, their children Kathleen Buehr Granger and George F. Buehr, and Karl Buehr's brother-in-law, Will Hess. Found among the papers are biographical accounts, family histories, Karl Buehr's personal and professional correspondence, love letters between Karl and Mary Hess, writing by various family members, printed materials, artwork in the form of drawings by Kathleen Buehr Granger, and family and travel photographs, including two photo albums.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1880-1976 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1898-1980 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1915-1970 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1899-1984 (12 folders; Box 1-2, OV 3)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1975 (6 folders; Box 2)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1886-1947 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)
Biographical Note:
The Buehr family was a prominent Chicago family of artists, which included Karl Albert Buehr, his wife Mary Hess Buehr, their children Kathleen Buehr Granger and George F. Buehr, and Karl Buehr's brother-in-law, Will Hess.

Born in 1866 in Germany, Karl Albert Buehr was a painter of genre scenes, portraits, and Impressionist landscapes. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Julian Academy in France and the London School of Art. From 1899 to 1902 he lived in Holland, and then spent the first decade of the twentieth century at Giverny, France. A member of the Giverny artists, Buehr exhibited widely in Europe. Buehr became a U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Cavalry during the Spanish-American War. In Chicago he became a highly respected teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and one of the city's most popular painters. Buehr died in Chicago in 1952.

Karl's wife, Mary Hess Buehr, was born in Chicago in 1871. She was a painter who studied in Holland and France, and held three exhibitions at the Paris Salon. Mary specialized in miniatures and decorative paintings. She was also a lithographer, lecturer, and teacher active in Chicago. She died in Orwell, Vermont, in 1962.

Their children, Kathleen and George F. Buehr, were both artists as well. George, known for his watercolors and collages, was director of museum education and a lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago. He died in Chicago in 1983 at age 78. Kathleen was born in Chicago in 1902. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kathleen was painter and author. Several of her articles are found in the papers, including "My Most Unforgettable Character," published in 1969 in The Reader's Digest.
Provenance:
George Buehr's wife, Margo Hoff, donated the family papers in April, 1986, as part of the Archives' Chicago survey project. George Granger, son of Kathleen Buehr Granger, donated the remaining material in June, 1986.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Landscape painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- France -- Giverny  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Art, American -- French influences  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Buehr family papers, 1880-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buehfami
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-buehfami
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American artists & the Louvre / exhibition catalog edited by Elizabeth Kennedy and Olivier Meslay ; with contributions by Lois Marie Fink ... [et al.]

Title:
American artists and the Louvre
Author:
Kennedy, Elizabeth 1949-  Search this
Meslay, Olivier  Search this
Fink, Lois Marie  Search this
Terra Foundation for American Art  Search this
Musée du Louvre  Search this
Physical description:
147 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
19th century
18th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, American--French influences  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .A51274 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_803691

Au sud d'Eden : des Américains dans le sud de la France (années 1910-1940) / Jocelyne Rotily

Author:
Rotily, Jocelyne  Search this
Physical description:
244 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France, Southern
Date:
2006
20th century
Topic:
Americans--History  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Expatriate artists--History  Search this
Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_817084

American artists in the American Ambassador's Residence in Paris / foreword by Felix Rohatyn ; coordinated by Jeanne Greenberg Art Advisory

Author:
Rosenblum, Robert  Search this
Plante, Michael  Search this
Jeanne Greenberg Art Advisory (Firm)  Search this
Art in Embassies Program (U.S.)  Search this
United States Embassy (France) Ambassador's Residence  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), port. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Paris
Date:
1998
C1998
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists--History  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Influence  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .A579 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786916

The 1950's; American artists in Paris / part III, [exhibition] November 4 - December 15, 1986

Title:
American artists in Paris
Author:
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Denise Cadé Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
20th century
Topic:
Art, American--French influences--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6493 1950 .N56 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624573

Paris - New York, 1908-1968

Title:
Paris-New York
Author:
Seckel-Klein, Hélène  Search this
Abadie, Daniel  Search this
Pacquement, Alfred  Search this
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Physical description:
955 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
C1991
20th century
Topic:
Art, French--American influences  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Call number:
N6848 .P35Xb 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_538088

The American expatriate painters of the French peasantry, 1863- 1893 / by Julia Rowland Myers

Author:
Myers, Julia R  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 516 leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1991
1989
19th century
Topic:
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Expatriate painters  Search this
Peasants in art  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .M996 1989a
N6510.M996 1989a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405788

Americans in Paris, the 50s = Américains à Paris, les 50s : [exhibition] October 22-November 30, 1979, Fine Arts Gallery/California State University, Northridge / Merle Schipper, curator

Author:
Schipper, Merle  Search this
California State University, Northridge Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Paris
United States
Date:
1979
1979]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, French--Influence  Search this
Americans  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .A618 1979X
N6512.A618 1979X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450677

The American response, in 1900-1913, to the French modern art movements after impressionism / by Carol Arnold Nathanson

Author:
Nathanson, Carol A  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 448 leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
France
Date:
1973
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Post-impressionism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .N266 1973a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461388

The new society of American artists in Paris, 1908-1912

Author:
Queens Museum  Search this
Terra Museum of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Photo-Secession Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
"291" (Gallery)  Search this
New Society of American Artists in Paris  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
France
Paris
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Modernism (Art)--French influences  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .N4865 1986
N6512.N4865 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_307710

American modernist painters in France : the decade before World War I / by Suzette Louise Flood

Author:
Flood, Suzette Louise  Search this
Subject:
Bruce, Patrick Henry 1881-1936  Search this
Weber, Max 1881-1961  Search this
Russell, Morgan 1886-1953  Search this
Hartley, Marsden 1877-1943  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 113 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
1987
20th century
Topic:
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Painting, American--French influences  Search this
Modernism (Art)--French influences  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
ND212.5.M63 F63 1987a
ND212.5.M63F63 1987a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_343869

Le voyage de Paris : les Americains dans les écoles d'art, 1868-1918 = Paris bound : Americans in art schools, 1868-1918

Author:
Musée de la coopération franco-américaine  Search this
Physical description:
85 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .V975 1990
N6510.V975 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397387

Paris-New York : [exposition] Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, 1er juin-19 septembre 1977

Author:
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Physical description:
729, [48] p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
United States
Date:
1977
[1977]
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Modern  Search this
Arts, American  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, French--American influences  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Call number:
N6848 .P35Xb
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_103894

Paris-New York : un album ... / Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, [Musée national d'art moderne]

Author:
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
20th century
Topic:
Art, French--American influences  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6848 .P35X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114829

Paris New York : [checklist of the exhibition]

Author:
Centre Georges Pompidou  Search this
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill., plan. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
20th century
Topic:
Art, French--American influences  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6848 .P35Xa
N6848.P35Xa
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_117982

Paris and the American avant-garde, 1900-1925

Author:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
University of Michigan Museum Practice Program  Search this
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts  Search this
Physical description:
24, [71] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .P22
N6512.P22
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_187434

The role of France in American art, 1850-1870

Author:
Fink, Lois Marie  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 3 (673 leaves) : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
19th century
Topic:
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Call number:
N6510.F49
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_94645

The role of France in American art, 1850-1870

Author:
Fink, Lois Marie  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 3 (673 leaves) : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
19th century
Topic:
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Call number:
mfm117
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_94734

Américaines in Paris : the role of women artists in the formation of America's cultural identity, 1865-1880 / by Amanda Cathryne Burdan

Title:
Role of women artists in the formation of America's cultural identity, 1865-1880
Author:
Burdan, Amanda Cathryne  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 547 p. : ill
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
France
Date:
2006
C2006
19th century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, American--French influences  Search this
Expatriate painters  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .B88 2006a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_900102

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