Cornel Somogy photograph collection

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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

126 photographic prints and 2 folders of non-graphic material consisting of photoprints made in Hungary and other European nations, 1937-1956, as well as numerous photographs made in Chicago, Toronto and Sarasota, Florida, circa 1960–1999, by Hungarian-born photographer Cornel Somogy. Topics of the Chicago photographs include neighborhood art fairs among others.

Biographical Historical Note

Cornel Somogy was a Hungarian-born photographer who worked in Chicago as a structural engineer and researcher while pursuing his interest in photography.