Emil Armin papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1929–1971

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

.7 linear feet (2 boxes), 4 portfolios and flatfile materials by and relating to painter Emil Armin, consisting of correspondence, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, printed papers, ledgers, a scrapbook, an audiocassette, and an oil painting.

Biographical Historical Note

Chicago artist Emil Armin was born in Radautz, Austria, and moved to the United States in 1905. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Armin was a member of the 57th Street Art Colony in Hyde Park and exhibited with the Chicago Society of Artists. During the Depression Armin participated in New Deal programs, including the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project and the the Illinois Art Project. Armin was a founding member of the American Jewish Art Club .

Additional Notes

Related collection: Jewish Community Centers of Chicago Records, Clay Kelly Papers, Chicago History Museum; John Drury-Marion Neville Papers, Newberry Library.