Gloria Kolodny Chanenson papers on Josephine Hancock Logan, 1939-1974

Chanenson, Gloria Kolodny
Collector
Active in Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, poems and photographs documenting the activities of pre-World War II Chicago art patron Josephine Hancock Logan, her husband, Frank G. Logan, and the Society for Sanity in Art.

Eight clippings (1967-1974) concern art in Chicago. In addition to a 12-page mailing list, the collection contains a 1939 card with an etching by James Swann and a printed poem, "Syuncrasy," by Josephine Hancock Logan, a 1940 New Year's card of a painting of Josephine Logan by Francois Flameng, with Mrs. Logan's printed poem, "The Cathedral," 1940 and 1942 photographs of Mrs. Logan (the latter annotated "...on her way to Ruth Lyon's recital"); a 1939 exhibition catalog for the First National Exhibition of the Society for Sanity in Art, two 1945 auction catalogs for the Josephine Hancock Logan Collection and the Frank G. Logan Collection of Famous Paintings and a 1941 booklet of Josephine Logan's poems.

Biographical/Historical Note: Gloria Kolodny Chanenson was a scholarship student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1938-1943, she was the secretary of art patron Josephine Hancock Logan, an opponent of modernism who founded the Society for Sanity in Art.

Donated 1988 by Gloria K. Chanenson.

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