Archives of American Art

Increase Robinson photographs

Collection ID:
Robinson, Increase, 1890-1981
Physical Description:
10 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Nine photographs (1919-1920), primarily of Robinson and Lemos family members, and a page from the 1909 Hyde Park High School Annual.
Scope and Contents
Included are: copy photographs of a miniature painted by Baron Eustace Wyszynski of his father-in-law, Peter van Beuren; Wyszynski and his daughter, Julia Wyszynski Lemos; Robinson, her husband, Philip Increase Robinson, her brother, Ernest Robert Reichmann, and her sister-in-law, Ruth Hough Reichmann; Robinson cleaning paint brushes; and photographs of Robinson's mother, Josephine Lemos Reichmann, alone (1920) and with Ruth Hough Reichmann dressed for the Artist's Ball (1919), as well as a page of the Hyde Park High School Annual of 1909 with Robinson's picture.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, teacher, lecturer, gallery owner, and State Director of the Federal Art Project in Illinois between 1933 and 1938. Born Josephine Dorothea Richmann Robinson. Took the name of Increase Robinson after the death of her first husband, Philip Increase Robinson. She was a descendant of several generations of Chicago artists including Baron Eustace Wyszynski (her great-grandfather), Julia Wyszynski Lemos (her grandmother), and Josephine Lemos Reichmann (her mother). Peter van Beuren (1776-1844) was Robinson's great-great-grandfather. His daughter, Johanna, married Baron Wyszynski.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4283 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the possession of Esther Robinson 330 Elsie Street, San Francisco, California 94110.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Ruth R. Hooper, is the niece and Esther Robinson is the daughter of Increase Robinson.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lemos, Julia Wyszynski, 1842-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reichmann, Josephine Lemos, 1864-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wyszynski, Eustace, 1810-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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