Mary Andersen Clark papers, [ca.1933]-1988

Clark, Mary Helene Andersen, b. 1910 d. 1994
Sculptor, Ceramicist
Active in Syracuse, N.Y.

Collection size: ca. 250 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Papers chiefly relating to Clark's career during the 1930s. Biographical data, including a letter in which Clark describes her work for the Federal Art Project in Illinois; personal photographs; photographs of work, including "Peace" and "Harvest," with photographs of the dedication and rededication ceremonies of these two heroic-size sculptures; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, instructor in sculpture and ceramics at Syracuse University, N.Y. Clark worked for the WPA-FAP in Illinois in the 1930s. Two heroic-size sculptures, "Peace" and "Harvest," commissioned by the FAP are currently located at the County Courthouse Plaza, Peoria, Illinois. They have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Clark studied at Carnegie Tech, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Academy, Rome, Italy. She also took a life class with her uncle, sculptor John Storrs.

Lent for microfilming 1988 by Mary A. Clark.

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