Rebecca Beal papers, 1949-1982

Beal, Rebecca J.
Art historian, Art patron
Active in Pa.,

Collection size: 7.6 linear ft. (on 11 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Research material on Jacob Eichholtz; and letters.

REELS 3668-3678: Beal's research papers for her book on her great grandfather, painter, Jacob Eichholtz. Arranged in subject files and include research notes; correspondence; printed material; typescripts of the text; and two exhibition catalogs. Also includes photographs and negatives of portraits and paintings by Eichholtz; and publications (including the one Beal wrote) on Pennsylvania art and artists.

REEL 1079: 34 letters from Charles Burchfield and 6 letters from Henry Varnum Poor to Beal.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian, patron; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jacob Eichholtz was a 19th century painter. Beal is his great granddaughter. She wrote a book about him, JACOB EICHHOLTZ, 1776-1842: PORTRAIT PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA, published in 1969.

Donated 1976 and 1988 by Rebecca J. Beal.

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