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Natalie Van Vleck papers, [ca. 1919]-1992

Van Vleck, Natalie, 1901-1981

Woodworker, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Sketches and 3 sketchbooks with notes; notes from Robert Henri's and other's lectures at the Art Students League, 1919-1920; an exhibition catalog, 1992; and a clipping, 1992. Included are explanatory notes for the sketches and sketchbooks provided by Elizabeth H. Jones, a cataloger and curator of VanVleck's work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, wood carver; New York, N.Y.; Woodbury, Conn. Studied at the Art Students League with George B. Bridgman, Robert Henri and Max Weber. She stopped painting in 1934 and after that was involved in farming.


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. Additions to the papers are expected.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Natalie Van Vleck papers, [ca. 1919]-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.