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Edouard and Olga Chassaing personal papers and sketchbooks

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

2 linear feet of material consisting of sketchbooks, photographs, and incoming and outgoing correspondence of sculptor and teacher Edouard Chassaing and his wife and fellow sculptor Olga Chassaing.

Biographical Historical Note

Edouard Chassaing and his wife Olga were French-born sculptors who worked in Chicago executing both small-scale and public works, often together. Edouard Chassaing was noted for his innovative methods. He headed the WPA-era Illinois Art Project sculpture division.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Alice Fordyce Photograph Collection, Chicago History Museum.