Archives of American Art

Gertrude Fiske papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fiskgert
Creators:
Fiske, Gertrude, 1878-1961
Dates:
1915-1986
bulk 1915-1933 dates
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs and printed materials documenting the career of Gertrude Fiske and the Boston Society of Etchers, of which Fiske was a founding member.
Scope and Contents
Letters from friends, colleagues, and museums include a small number of letters from Frank Benson, Harry Leith-Ross, Charles Hopkinson, and H. Dudley Murphy. A notebook on the Boston Society of Etchers contains a list of members, minutes of the founding meeting (1917), notes on expenses, lists of works exhibited (includes a sketch of works on exhibition), announcements, catalogs, and letters from members including Philip Little, Ignaz Gaugengigl and others. Other materials consist of biographical notes, two sketches, one possibly of Fiske, a sales receipt, a scrapbook of clippings and catalogs, and photographs of Fiske and friends, works, and exhibitions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter. Fiske studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under such luminaries as Tarbell, Benson and Hale, and later with Charles Woodbury in Ogunquit, Maine. A woman of means and socially well-connected, Miss Fiske was a co-founder of the Guild of Boston Artists (1914), the Boston Society of Etchers (1917), and the Ogunquit Art Association (1928).

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4280 and 4281 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Harold B. Willis, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Harold B. (Bus) Willis, the owner of the collection, is the nephew of Gertrude Fiske.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Etching, American -- 20th century -- Massachusetts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American -- Massachusetts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leith-Ross, Harry, b. 1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Little, Philip, 1857-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaugengigl, I. M. (Ignaz Marcel), 1855-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston Society of Etchers Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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