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Mary Andersen Clark papers, [ca.1933]-1988

Mary Andersen Clark papers, [ca.1933]-1988

Clark, Mary Helene Andersen, 1910-1994

Sculptor, Ceramicist

Collection Information

Size: ca. 250 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Papers chiefly relating to Clark's career during the 1930s. Biographical data, including a letter in which Clark describes her work for the Federal Art Project in Illinois; personal photographs; photographs of work, including "Peace" and "Harvest," with photographs of the dedication and rededication ceremonies of these two heroic-size sculptures; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, instructor in sculpture and ceramics at Syracuse University, N.Y. Clark worked for the WPA-FAP in Illinois in the 1930s. Two heroic-size sculptures, "Peace" and "Harvest," commissioned by the FAP are currently located at the County Courthouse Plaza, Peoria, Illinois. They have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Clark studied at Carnegie Tech, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Academy, Rome, Italy. She also took a life class with her uncle, sculptor John Storrs.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1988 by Mary A. Clark.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the possession of Mary Andersen Clark.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4130 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

Mary Andersen Clark papers, [ca.1933]-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.