Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brodf
Creators:
Brod, F. (Fritzi), 1900-
Dates:
1932-1977
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, clippings, books and exhibition catalogs documenting Fritzi Brod's career and the Chicago art scene from the early 1920s to the early 1950s.
Scope and Contents
Reel 376: A career resume, 22 photographs of Brod's works and the cover and title page of A CHILD'S BOOK OF BIRDS by W. J. Beecher (Brod, Platt & Munk: New York, 1951), illustrated by Brod. The remainder of this book and Brod's DECORATIVE DESIGN (Brod, Platt & Munk: New York, 1958) have not been microfilmed.
Scope and Contents
Reel 4190: A scrapbook of clippings (1932-1952, 1967, 1977) on Brod, her activities, and the Chicago art scene, exhibition announcements (1932-1967), five exhibition catalogs (1938-1977) and a 1944 press release on Brod's watercolor exhibition at the Norlyst Gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, lithographer, writer, and illustrator. 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 in his "Little Gallery". Brod's work was critically acclaimed at Chicago's first outdoor art fair in 1932, and she was featured in C. J. Bulliet's column, "Artists of Chicago" in 1936. Brod died in 1952.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 376 (frames 1337-1379) and 4190 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
The 1977 exhibition catalog is a photocopy.
Existence and Location of Originals
1977 exhibition catalog: Location of original unknown.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor Oswald Brod was married to Fritzi Brod. His second wife, Rose Brod, also donated materials to the collection.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts -- United States -- Design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Textile designers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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