Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Fritzi Brod Papers, 1932-1977, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brodf
Creators:
Brod, F. (Fritzi), 1900-
Dates:
1932-1977
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The scattered papers of painter Fritzi Broad measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1977. The papers consist of books, photographs of works of art, resumes, and a mixed media scrabook documenting Fritzi Brod's career and the Chicago art scene from the early 1920s to the early 1950s.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of painter Fritzi Broad measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1977. The papers consist of books, photographs of works of art, resumes, and a mixed media scrapbook documenting Fritzi Brod's career and the Chicago art scene from the early 1920s to the early 1950s.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fritzi Brod (1900-1952) was a painter, lithographer, author, and illustrator active in Chicago, Illinois.
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Brod came to Chicago in 1924 after studying art in Prague and Vienna. Already an accomplished designer of textiles in the "modern manner," she continued her work with Raymond Katz at the Little Gallery. Brod's work was critically acclaimed at Chicago's first outdoor art fair in 1932. She was featured in C. J. Bulliet's column, "Artists of Chicago" in 1936.
Brod died in 1952.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reels 376 (frames 1337-1379) and 4190 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1972 by Oswald Brod, who was married to Fritzi Brod, and by Rose Brod, Oswald Brod's second wife, in 1988.
Processing Information
The paper were arranged upon receipt and microfilmed on reels 376 and 4190. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Fritzi Brod papers, 1932-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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