Susan Sensemann 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

5.5 linear feet of material relating to artist Susan Sensemann’s personal life and professional career, including artist’s statements, resumes, and biographies; awards, promotions, teaching materials, evaluations, and correspondence relating to Sensemann’s academic career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois at Chicago; exhibition materials such as cards and booklets from the artist’s numerous exhibitions; documentation of Sensemann’s international travel; newspaper and magazine articles about or featuring Sensemann’s artwork throughout her career; clippings of articles relating to the UN World Conference on Women and on women’s rights in China; and photographs, scrapbooks, and slides of works by Sensemann.

Biographical Historical Note

Susan Sensemann is a Chicago-based artist who works in photography, drawing, sculpture, and primarily painting. She is also an arts advocate and a professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Additional Notes

Related collections: other Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago collections; Artemisia Gallery Records, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago.