Sylvia Fein papers, 1936-2011

Fein, Sylvia, b. 1919
Painter, Author
Active in Madison, Wis.; Mexico; Benicia, Calif.

Collection size: 5.9 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of painter and author Sylvia Fein measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2011. The papers primarily document her friendships with other artists from the Wisconsin-based Magic Realist group, including Dudley Huppler, John Wilde, Marshall Glasier, and Karl Priebe, as well as her career as a painter and her work on the books Heidi's Horse and First Drawings: Genesis of Visual Thinking. Documentation consists of scattered biographical material, extensive correspondence, project files, writings by Huppler and others, printed material, photographs, artwork by Wilde and Glasier, and scrapbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sylvia Fein (1919- ) is a painter and author in Martinez, Calif. and Madison, Wis. Fein is a part of the Magic Realist Group of artists that originated at the University of Wisconsin.

Donated 2011 by Sylvia Fein.

How to Use this Collection

  • Read the Finding Aid for this collection
  • Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.