Margaret Day Blake scrapbook

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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

1 scrapbook containing photographs and memorabilia relating to the execution and dedication of murals commissioned by Margaret Day Blake for the Margaret Blake Library, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and for the South Solon Free Meeting House in South Solon, Maine.

Biographical Historical Note

Margaret Day Blake was an art patron, collector, and a benefactor of the Art Institute of Chicago, of which she was the first woman trustee. Blake studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. In 1952-1956 she sponsored the creation of fresco decorations in the nearby South Solon Free Meeting House by a number of artists.