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Bessie Hoover and Herman Henry Wessel papers, 1914-1972

Wessel, Bessie Hoover, 1889-1973



Collection Information

Size: 140 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Mostly photographs of portraits by Bessie Wessel. Also included is a scrapbook of clippings about the Wessels, articles on Frank Duveneck and the Cincinnati Art Club (of which Herman Wessel was president), a biography of Bessie Wessel, three sketches by Herman Wessel, two typed class lectures by Robert Henri, and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painters; Cincinnati, Ohio. The Wessels studied under Frank Duveneck and others at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Herman Wessel was also an etcher and instructor.


Lent 1974 by Robert Wessel, the Wessels' son.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 835 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Bessie Hoover and Herman Henry Wessel papers, 1914-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.