Size: 0.4 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of New York City and Connecticut painter and printmaker Natalie Van Vleck measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1919 to 1992, with the bulk of the material dating from 1919-1925. Three sketchbooks, loose sketches, and a notebook focus on Van Vleck's time studying at the Art Students League and trip to Europe in the 1920s. 1992 records consist of an exhibition catalog and clippings concerning an exhibition at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust.
Natalie Van Vleck (1901-1981) was a painter and printmaker active in New York City, New York and Woodbury, Connecticut. Van Vleck studied at the Art Students League with George B. Bridgman, Robert Henri and Max Weber. An environmentalist, Van Vleck stopped painting in 1934 to focus on farming, and later founded the Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust.
Donated 1992 by the Flanders Nature Center and Van Vleck Farm Sanctuary, founded by Natalie Van Vleck in 1963, and to which she left the contents of her studio as well as her land, home, and two farmhouses as an endowment.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.