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Magda Heuermann papers, 1876-1962

Heuermann, Magda Margareta, 1858-1962

Miniature painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (ca. 500 items on a partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical information, awards, letters, writings and notes, a scrapbook, newsclippings, printed and published material, and photographs of Heuermann and her work. Also included are a diary, 1890-1892, kept by her father, Henry William Heuermann, when he accompanied his daughter to Germany to study; a biography; a letter from the German ambassador, thanking Heuermann for her miniature of Kaiser Wilhelm III; typed texts for lectures; and lists of miniatures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Miniature painter, Chicago, Illinois. Heuermann studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with F.H.C. Sammons and for over three years in Germany with Franz von Lenbach, Franz von Stuck, Roth Deurr, and Max Doerner. She donated 80 of her miniatures to the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950.


Donated in 1988 by T.M. Hamilton, Heuermann's nephew and Jean T. Hamilton (Mrs. Henry Hamilton), the wife of T.M.'s brother.

Language Note

Some of the documents, including William Henry Heuermann's diary, are in German.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4076 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Magda Heuermann papers, 1876-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.