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A Finding Aid to the Beatrice Fenton papers, 1836-1984, (bulk 1890-1978)

Beatrice Fenton papers, 1836-1984, (bulk 1890-1978)

Fenton, Beatrice, 1887-1983


Collection Information

Size: 9.3 linear ft.

Summary: Biographical accounts, correspondence, drawings, note cards concerning sculpture projects, financial and printed material, and photographs of Fenton and of works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Philadelphia, Pa. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and developed a close friendship with Emily Clayton Bishop, whose work she promoted after Bishop's death in 1912.


Donated 1987 and 1991 by Joan Martin, a sculptor and former student of Fenton's who inherited Fenton's studio and its contents.

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