Hazel Hannell papers, 1934-1985

Hannell, Hazel Johnson, b. 1895 d. 2002
Painter, Ceramicist
Active in Chicago, Ill.; Ind.

Collection size: 1.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Two biographical accounts on the Hannells; photographs of the Hannels in their home and studio, of the interior of the Victor Vienna Cafe, of 2 acoustic celotex panels, and a work in the 1946 No-Jury Exhibition; clippings, 1934-1978, concerning the Hannell's Indiana studio; and 47 block print calendars, 1937-1985, published by the Chicago Society of Artists. Thirty of the calendars are annotated by the Hannells.

Biographical/Historical Note: Hazel: painter and potter, V. (Vinol) M. S.: painter and sculptor; Indiana and Chicago, Ill. The Hannells participated in No-Jury and The Ten exhibitions in the 1920s and early 1930s. In 1930, they moved to Indiana where they were leaders in various art organizations in the Dunes area. They continued to exhibit in Chicago and maintained their affiliation with the Chicago Society of Artists. The Hannells often worked together making furniture from their own and others' designs. Designers of the interior of the Victor Vienna Cafe at the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-1934.

Donated 1986 by Hazel Hannell.

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