Charles W. Dahlgreen papers, 1886-1957

Dahlgreen, Charles W. (Charles William), b. 1864 d. 1955
Painter, Printmaker, Etcher
Active in Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical material; notebooks; correspondence; sketchbooks and sketches; photographs; financial material; and printed material.

Two biographical accounts; a manuscript for Dahlgreen's autobiography; 4 notebooks containing data on his works, recipes for paint and printmaking materials, and notes on his family history; letters, 1898 and 1905-1957, concerning art-related activities and his involvement with various art organizations; 9 sketchbooks, 1886-1908; 45 drawings, 1906-1909; copy photographs of Dahlgreen in his studio, and with his fiancee; photographs of: Leon Makielski posed with his portrait of Dahlgreen; the Brown County, Indiana Colony; Society of Etchers members, Lucie Hartrath and Bertha Jaques; Nicoli Fechin in his studio; Indian friend and model, Frank, and a view of Dahlgreen's mobile studio; 3 photographs of lodge banners; a photograph of the Dahlgreen & Co. sign; 2 photographs of works of art; an account book, 1912-1920, containing a price and sales list; a dues ledger, 1918-1923; a receipt book for works of art, 1933-1940; an income and expenses ledger, 1942-1947; an undated price list for works of art; miscellaneous receipts and address files; listing works of art; 3 clippings; an honorable mention certificate, 1907, from the Art Institute of Chicago; a Canadian mining certificate, 1898; 30 exhibition prospectuses, 1906-1926; and miscellaneous printed material.

REEL 3954, Three photographs of Dahlgreen; a photograph, ca. 1931, of his mobile studio; clippings, 1924-1936; and a scrapbook of clippings, 1901-1950.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker; Chicago, Ill.

Portions of material on reel 3954 donated 1986; and portions (fr. 877-922) lent for microfilming 1986 all by Grant Dahlgreen.

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