Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gerapaul
Creators:
Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991
Dates:
1885-1989
Languages:
Multiple languages
Some letters, writings and printed material in Italian.
Physical Description:
7.7 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Resumes, correspondence with Barbara Aubin, Mary Berenson, Claude Bentley, Lillian Garrett, Douglas Olson, Susan Schwalb and others, 1910-1989; art works, including many loose sketches, sketchbooks and Christmas cards from friends; untitled sound recording; clippings, exhibition catalogs; blank postcards; a scrapbook on Gerard's exhibitions, 1930-1979; travel diaries, 1918-1938; writings on and by Gerard; and teaching and class notes. Also included are 0.4 ft. of the papers of Paula's mother, Helen Gerard, including correspondence and writings, 1885-1935.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker, teacher; Chicago, Ill. Born in Italy to writer Helen Gerard, Italian representative to the American Federation of Art and contributor to the American Magazine of Art, International Studio and other art publications. Paula began her study of art in Italy and continued in the U.S. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and at the Midway Studios at the University of Chicago.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 by Paula Gerard Renison.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic artists -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garrett, Lillian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olson, Douglas John, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schwalb, Susan, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bentley, Claude Ronald, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berenson, Mary, 1864- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gerard, Helen, 1861-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Institute of Chicago Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Institute of Chicago. School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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