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Cecile Tyl research material on Beatrice Cuming, [ca. 1913-1990]

Tyl, Cecile



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Printed material, photographs and Cuming's scrapbook, used in preparation for an exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Conn. "Beatrice Cuming (1903-1974), co-curated by Cecile Tyl.
Cuming's scrapbook contains a letter, a childhood sketch, designs for Christmas cards by Cuming and "M. F.", an American Watercolor Society Certificate of Merit, clippings and personal photographs. Tyl's research on Cuming are mainly photocopies of biographical material, correspondence, printed material, photographs of Cuming and her work, and slides of work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Uncasville, Conn. Sources also list death date as 1974. Also used "Bob" as a forename.


Donated 1990-1991 by Cecile Tyl, who researched Cuming for an art appreciation course at the University of Connecticut which subsequently led her to co-curate a Cuming retrospective at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Tyl obtained the scrapbook, photographs and slides from Al Dugas, a tenant at the house in Uncasville where Cuming lived at the time of her death. Dugas informed Tyl that the bulk of Cuming's estate went to the Joslin Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts. Al Dugas kept photographs and other material they discarded.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Unmicrofilmed: use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.

How to Cite This Collection

Cecile Tyl research material on Beatrice Cuming, [ca. 1913-1990]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.