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William Conger papers, circa 1940s-2018

Conger, William, 1937-

Painter, Author, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 7.3 Linear feet; 3.51 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of painter and educator William Conger measure 7.3 linear feet and 3.51 gigabytes, and date from the 1940s to 2018. The collection documents Conger's career as a painter and details his business dealings and involvement with Chicago's art community through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings including artmaking journals and notes, and personal business records documenting commissions and sales. Also found are exhibition and gallery records including video recordings, printed material on Conger's career and Chicago art history, photographic material picturing Conger and his artwork, and artwork including a sketchbook and preparatory sketches for paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Conger, born 1937 in Dixon, Illinois, is an abstract painter and art educator living in Chicago.


The William Conger papers were donated in 2007, 2015 and 2019 by William Conger.

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Language Note

English .