Chicago Society of Artists records

Inclusive Dates: 
1953–1956

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

0.25 linear feet (1 box) of material consisting of promotional annual calendars for the years 1953, 1954 and 1956, illustrated with block prints produced by members of the Chicago Society of Artists. Among the artists represented in this collection are Fritzi Brod, Louis Weiner, Laura van Pappelendam, and Agnes Gale.

Biographical Historical Note

Founded in 1888, the Chicago Society of Artists supports the work of professional artists in the Chicago area, and is the oldest continuously-operated art association in the United States. In 1937, the organization began producing annual calendars, designed and illustrated by members, as promotional and fundraising materials.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Laura Van Pappelendam Papers, University of Chicago Library.