Size: 0.5 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of painter Jane Peterson measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1981. The collection includes sketches, biographical materials, scattered correspondence, printed material, fragments of two scrapbooks, and writings and notes.
Jane Peterson (1876-1965) was a painter active in Chicago, New York, and New England who worked in an Impressionist and Expressionist style. She studied at the Pratt Institute and privately with Frank Brangwyn and G. Sorolla, and had a close friendship with Louis Comfort Tiffany. Peterson traveled widely, and participated in multiple exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.
The papers were collected by the donor, J. Jonathan Joseph, in the course of research on Peterson. He donated the papers to the Archives of American Art in 1982.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.