Frederick H. Clark papers, 1875-1934

Clark, Frederick H. (Frederick Hatfield), b. 1861 d. 1948
Painter, Arts administrator, Portrait painter
Active in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; N.J.

Collection size: 225 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1888-1934, concerning Clark's paintings and exhibitions; a list of paintings owned by Congressman Brewer, handwritten by Clark; exhibition catalogs and announcements of the School of Industrial Design, Trenton, New Jersey, the Society of American Artists, New York City, the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, New York City, and the American Society of Miniature Painters; an etching by William Merritt Chase; a paper fan from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876; and clippings and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, portrait painter, art administrator. Born in Trenton, New Jersey. Studied with William Merritt Chase. Painted murals for the State House in New Jerey. Key in establishing Trenton's School of Industrial Design in 1890, and served for 18 years on its' board of trustees. Died in Martha's Vineyard.

Received 1982 through J. M. Edelstein, Librarian of the National Gallery of Art.

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