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Mathias Joseph Alten scrapbook, 1920-1965

Alten, M. (Mathias), 1871-1938



Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 1 v. containing 115 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilmed scrapbook consists primarily of clippings. Also included are exhibition catalogs, reproductions, and the cover of a magazine, The Commonwealth.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) was a German-born impressionist painter in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Best known for his land- and seascapes, Alten also painted portraits, florals, and still-lifes and is often referred to as the "dean of Michigan painters."


Lent for microfilming 1980 by Diane Boozer and Gloria Gregory via art historian J. Gray Sweeney, an authority on Alten.

Related Materials

Also held at the Archives of American Art is the microfilmed Mathias Joseph Alten exhibition catalog. Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives holds the Mathias J. Alten papers 1893-2008.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1821 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

Mathias Joseph Alten scrapbook, 1920-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.