Renee Prahar papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.prahrene
Creators:
Prahar, Renee, 1880-1962
Dates:
1912-1938
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An award; a few letters; writings; printed material and photographs relating to Prahar's work as a sculptor, and to a lesser degree, her work as a stage actress.
Scope and Contents
Included are: an award, 1917; four letters received, from Georgette Leblewe, undated, Beatrice Mansfield, 1912 and 1938, and Doug Rogers, 1931, regarding Prahar's commission for the American Women's Association medal; an article by Prahar, "The Real Rodin," in The Chronicle, 1918; a typescript of a lecture delivered by Prahar, "Personality in Sculpture"; press releases and price lists regarding her exhibition at the Kingore Galleries, 1922; clippings on Prahar, 1915-1923 and an article on her from the French publication La Revue Moderne, 1914; exhibition catalogs for Prahar's shows at the Kingore Galleries, 1922 (cover design by Egmont Arens and introduction by Henry McBride), the Salons of America, 1923, and the Art Alliance of Philadelphia, 1928;
Scope and Contents
a handmade price list for a Miniature Sculpture Exhibition, 1931; ca. 70 photographs, mainly of Prahar's work, a few of her in costume and her installation at the Kingore Galleries, 1922; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, actress; New York, N.Y. Renee (Irene) Prahar was a stage actress with the Richard Mansfield Co. before studying sculpture in Paris with Bourdelle, Malliol, Rodin and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. She worked in marble, metal, and wood, and designed complete room decorations for wealthy New Yorkers and portrait busts of many famous people of the period.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1991 by the Connecticut College Archives through Catherine Phinizy.

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
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Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interior decoration Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Medalists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women sculptors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arens, Egmont, 1889-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McBride, Henry, 1867-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philadelphia Art Alliance Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Women's Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kingore Galleries (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salons of America, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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