Collection ID:
Owen, C. B. (Clara Belle), 1854-1955
Physical Description:
1 Volume
(24 items)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Contained in a journal are twenty-six letters written by Owen to her mother and sister, Grace during, a trip to London and Paris with her art teacher, Susan Healy St. John, her husband, and son James (the illustrator of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan books). The letters detail her travels visiting and painting in Paris museums and the French countryside during 1880-1881.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait and landscape painter; New York City, Los Angeles and Pasadena, Calif. Owen was born in McHenry, Ill.. Her works include portraits of Lillian Russell and Nevada Senator John Percival Jones. She painted landscapes of New England, Florida, Nevada, and California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1998 by Maudelle Hoy Woodruff, Owen's niece-in-law. Additions are expected.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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