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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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Buehr family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buehfami
Online Media:

Blossoms [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0103543
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_103544

Winding Stream [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0103544
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_103545

Quiet Pool [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0103545
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_103546

Karl Albert Buehr (1866-1952)

Author:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Richard Norton Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.B8844 A4 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695002

The Country Road, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--Road  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E270024
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_439861

Taormina - Sicily, Winter 1906-07, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Winter 1906-1907
Topic:
Landscape--Island--Sicily  Search this
Landscape--Italy--Taormina  Search this
Landscape--Italy  Search this
Waterscape--Sea--Ionian Sea  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 74100009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302406

(A Stroll in the Garden), (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1913
Topic:
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Strolling  Search this
Landscape--France  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9C830004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_313840

Young Lady with Parasol, (painting)

Title:
Girl with Umbrella, (painting)
Red-Headed Girl with Parasol, (painting)
Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1912
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Umbrella  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9C830005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_313841

The Fourth Descendant, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Union League Club of Chicago 65 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago Illinois 60604 Accession Number: UL1976.7
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62910035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344669

If I Were Queen, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Union League Club of Chicago 65 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago Illinois 60604 Accession Number: UL1976.8
Date:
Ca. 1924
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Porch  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Sewing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62910036
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344670

Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Illinois Historical Art Project P. O. Box 69 Golf Illinois 60029
Date:
1905
Topic:
Waterscape--Canal--Grand Canal  Search this
Cityscape--Italy--Venice  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67420002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_351021

In the Garden, Giverny, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Illinois Historical Art Project P. O. Box 69 Golf Illinois 60029
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Landscape--France--Giverny  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67420003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_351023

Poster Study - Flower Show, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Illinois Historical Art Project P. O. Box 69 Golf Illinois 60029
Date:
1902
Topic:
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67420004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_351024

Karl Albert Buehr, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Subject:
Buehr, Karl Albert  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Date:
1922
Topic:
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Object--Art Tool--Palette  Search this
Object--Art Tool--Artist's Brush  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36271018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_363531

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View Chattanooga Tennessee 37403
Date:
1898
Topic:
Landscape--Tennessee--Lookout Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 48850120
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_371486

The Flower Girl, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1912
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89550010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_379262

The North Country (Haystacks), (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1910
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89500046
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_381024

Taos, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Spanierman Gallery New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1925-1930
Topic:
Landscape--New Mexico--Taos  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Valley  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89650069
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_383579

Ole Pete, (painting)

Painter:
Buehr, Karl Albert 1866-1952  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62160041
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_104188

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