Jane Freeman papers, 1904-1963

Freeman, Jane, b. 1871 d. 1963
Painter, Art teacher
Active in New York, N.Y.; Mass.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Biographical material; letters received from sitters, admirers, and others, including illustrated letters from Frederick Stuart Church and Walter Clifton; a scrapbook of photographs and reproductions of Freeman's portraits; clippings; printed material; typescripts of lectures by Freeman on women in art and portrait painting; and photographs of Freeman.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter and teacher. Born in England, Freeman studied at the Art Students League, at the Grand Chaumière, and at the Cooper Union Art School. Lived in New York, N.Y. and Pigeon Cove, Mass. Died in Park Ridge, N.J.

The donor, Mrs. Walter T. Wittman, was Freeman's niece and the executrix of Freeman's estate. She assembled the material in the scrapbooks, provided some biographical material, and annotated some items.

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