Painter, Etcher, Portrait painter
Chicago, Ill.; Giverny, France
Collection size: 0.6 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Biographical accounts, letters, printed material, drawings, writings and photographs by members of a prominent Chicago family of artists that 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.
Biographical/Historical Note: German-born Karl Buehr was a painter of genre scenes, portraits and Impressionist landscapes. He studied at the Art Institute, the Julian Academy in France and the London School of Art. From 1899 to 1902 he lived in Holland, then spent the first decade of the twentieth century as a neighbor of Monet at Giverny. A member of the Giverny artists, Buehr exhibited widely in Europe. 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.
0.2 linear ft. donated April 1986 by George Buehr's wife, Margo Hoff, and was collected as part of AAA's Chicago survey project. The remaining 0.4 ft. of material donated June 1986, primarily concerning Kathleen Buehr Granger, by Granger's son, George, via AAA's San Francisco regional center.