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Sylvia Fein papers, 1936-2011

Sylvia Fein papers, 1936-2011

Fein, Sylvia, 1919-

Painter, Author

Collection Information

Size: 5.9 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Sylvia Fein (1919- ) is a painter and author in Martinez, Calif. and Madison, Wis. Fein is a part of the Magic Realist Group of artists that originated at the University of Wisconsin.


Donated 2011 by Sylvia Fein.

Scope and Contents

The papers of painter and author Sylvia Fein measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2011. The papers primarily document her friendships with other artists from the Wisconsin-based Magic Realist group, including Dudley Huppler, John Wilde, Marshall Glasier, and Karl Priebe, as well as her career as a painter and her work on the books Heidi's Horse and First Drawings: Genesis of Visual Thinking. Documentation consists of scattered biographical material, extensive correspondence, project files, writings by Huppler and others, printed material, photographs, artwork by Wilde and Glasier, and scrapbooks.

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