Vera Berdich papers, 1947-1989

Berdich, Vera, b. 1915 d. 2003
Painter, Etcher
Active in Ill.

Collection size: 3.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical material; letters received, many from people associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; writings; sketchbooks; printed material; and a photograph album.

Included are biographical writings and resumes; letters (some illustrated) from friends, colleagues, and family, including Barbara Aubin, Kathleen Blackshear, Whitney Halstead, Thomas Kapsalis, Kathryn Kucera, Denis Loy, Ethel Spears, Lynn Webster and Berdich's sisters and cousins; letters from galleries and museums including the George Binet Gallery (N.Y.C.), the Yamada Gallery (Japan), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Illinois Arts Council; subject files on the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; writings regarding printmaking techniques, an index of Berdich's art works; notes kept during Berdich's sabbatical in San Francisco; 4 sketchbooks; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs, slides and photo albums of Berdich, her friends, family and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Printmaker, educator; Chicago, Illinois.

Donated 1992 by Vera Berdich.

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