Chase Viele papers, 1957-1961

Viele, Chase
Art historian
Active in Buffalo, N.Y.

Collection size: 300 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Viele's research material on Thomas Le Clear, consisting of letters, printed material, notes, and photographs.

REEL 3480: Research material on Thomas Le Clear, including photocopies of letters received from institutions, dealers, and private owners of Le Clear's paintings; 2 letters to E.P. Richardson, 1959 and 1961; and a 30-page typescript of an article, later published as "Buffalo's Contribution to Mid-19th Century American Romantic Painting," containing information on Le Clear, William H. Beard, and Lars G. Sellstedt.

REEL BV1: Correspondence with art institutions; notes; lists of paintings; a clipping; and a photograph of Le Clear's painting "Two Children."

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; Buffalo, New York. Le Clear was a painter, Buffalo, New York.

Material on reel BV1 lent for microfilming by Viele, 1958. Material on reel 3480 donated by Viele, 1961.

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