Bennet Harvey collection's scrapbook on Chicago artist Grace Gassette's work in World War I Paris

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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

1.0 folder of material consisting of a scrapbook including a few articles about Grace Gassette and her work in wartime France in the 1910s, along with a circular to raise funds, and also Miss Gassette's printed letters to the editor of the Chicago Journal, apparently all in 1917.

Biographical Historical Note

Illinois native Grace G. Gassette was a painter and sculptor. A student of Mary Cassatt, she was associated with the circle of Gertrude Stein in Paris. She was best known in the 1910s for her turning her knowledge of human anatomy for her art work to the task of preparing suitable appliances for amputees and for other surgical needs, and by 1917 she was decorated with the Legion of Honor from France.