Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier papers

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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

9 folders of materials created by or about Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier and documenting her professional career as a sculptor and artist. Much of the material is not original (e.g., photocopies of articles and obituaries), but the collection does include some [unspecified] correspondence.

Biographical Historical Note

Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier was an artist, writer, and arts activist who studied at the New Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago and worked in the United States and in Europe. She and her husband, film distributor Wesley Hammond Greene, were among the arts advocates who disputed the Art Institute of Chicago's use of the B.F. Ferguson Fund for Sculpture, which the museum used for operating expenses rather than for the development of the city's sculpture and monument collections.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier Papers, Wesley H. Greene Papers, Elizabeth H. Paepcke Papers, and Vi Fogle Uretz Papers, University of Chicago Library; Leon M. Despres papers, Chicago History Museum.