H. C. Westermann Study Collection

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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

Nearly 50 sculptures and objects (both large gallery pieces and smaller, more personal objects given as gifts to Westermann's wife and others), many drawings and letter-drawings by the artist, all but two of the artist's known prints, 45 printing blocks, 17 sketchbooks (1952-1981), as well as personal and professional correspondence (more than 1000 items), records, photographs, books and magazines, art-making tools, unfinished sculptures, and other objects related to Westermann's life and art.

Biographical Historical Note

H. C. Westermann was an American printmaker and sculptor whose sculptures frequently incorporated traditional carpentry and marquetry techniques.