Blanche Lazzell papers, 1893-1986

Lazzell, Blanche, b. 1878 d. 1956
Painter, Printmaker, Designer, Etcher
Active in Provincetown, Mass.; Europe; Buckhannon, W.V.

Collection size: 4.6 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical data; correspondence; writings on printmaking; financial records; record books of Lazzell's works; exhibition catalogs; sketches; photographs; notebook on painting; portfolios of drawings and notes on drawing; and exhibition guestbook.

REELS 2988-2991: Biographical data; correspondence, undated and 1890-1982, including letters from John O'Connor, and one or more letters from Albert Leon Gleizes, 1924-1926, Robert Henri, 1910, Andrew Dasburg, 1919, and Ralph M. Pearson, 1929; school writings; writings on Provincetown printmaking and on rug design; 5 diaries, 1896-1923; financial notebooks; a WPA record book of works, 1936; a record book of color wood block prints, 1916-1956, with price lists and buyers; lists of works of art; clippings; exhibition catalogs; a file on Hans Hofmann and his classes; 2 sketchbooks, 1907-1908 and 1912-1913; sketches and prints by Lazzell and others; photo postcards; and approximately 115 photographs of Lazzell, her family friends, studio and works of art.

ADDITION: Exhibition guestbook, with catalog, from one-person shows in West Virginia in 1914 and 1916; an inventory of wood block prints; one notebook and one folder of sketches of "Measurements" illustrated with drawings after works by Gris, Braque and Gleizes done according to "section d'or"; a portfolio of drawings labelled as being done "under instruction of Albert Gleizes, Paris, 1924"; and photographs of Lazzell, her work, and her studio, including some taken in Italy, Provincetown, Mass., and in Hans Hofmann's studio class.

Biographical/Historical Note: Printmaker, etcher, painter, rug designer; Provincetown, Mass.; b. 1878; d. 1956 Born in Morgantown, W. Va. Studied at the University of West Virginia, the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase, in Paris under Fernand Leger, Albert Gleizes, and Charles Guerin. Also studied under Charles Hawthorne and Oliver Chaffee in Provincetown, Mass. and worked on Works Project Administration art projects.

The material on reels 2889-2991 was lent for microfilming in 1983, and portions of that material were subsequently donated, anonymously, in 1987. The unmicrofilmed material was donated anonymously in 1987.

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