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Illinois Artists, Art Institute questionnaires and Illinois Academy of Fine Arts biographical data
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.
An alphabetical arrangement, bound in 4 volumes, of approximately 450 completed surveys that were distributed to individual Illinois artists by the Librarian of the Ryerson Library, Art Institute of Chicago, in 1918 and the Illinois Academy of Fine Arts in 1929. Information, usually handwritten by the artists, typically includes birth date, address, education, major exhibitions, collections, publications, and titles of important works.