Archives of American Art

Alice Kellogg Tyler papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tylealic
Creators:
Tyler, Alice Kellogg, 1862-1900
Dates:
1871-1932
bulk 1871-1898 dates
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Journals and diaries, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, photographs (1871-1898), and sketches and etchings by Tyler and her husband, Orno James Tyler, document her Chicago work and her days as an art student in Paris.
Scope and Contents
Reels 4182-4183 (frames 1-470): Writings include an 11-page journal (1886-1892), a 23-page journal, a 1900 diary, and Tyler's "Thought Book" (1875). Correspondence (1883-1893) with family and friends, including letters illustrated by Tyler and transcripts of letters, chronicling her experiences as an art student in Europe (1887-1889) and comments on French society and the role of women in art. Two exhibition catalogs (1891, 1894) are from the Butler Gallery, Hull House. Photographs show Tyler (1894-1898), her studio, Arthur B. Davies (1884), the homes of Tyler (1895), John Leonard Kellogg (1871) and her sister, Mabel Kellogg Rich, Tyler's mural in the Illinois State Building at the Chicago World's Fair (1893), and works of art. Thirty-nine color slides of works of art have not been microfilmed.
Scope and Contents
Reel 4183 (frames 471-952): Art works consist of 138 sketches and notes, 2 sketchbooks and 7 etchings by Tyler and 2 sketchbooks by her husband, Orno James Tyler. The 2 books are SINGING VERSES FOR CHILDREN (1897) and THE EXCELLENT BECOMES THE PERMANENT (1932).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alice Kellogg studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (later the Art Institute of Chicago) and in Paris at the Academie Julian and Colarossi in 1887-1889. She won distinction for her painting in the Paris Salon, the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, and in Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4182-4183 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Exhibition catalogs are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 4183 (frames 471-952): Originals returned to the lender, JoAnne Wiemers Bowie, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor and lender, JoAnne Wiemers Bowie, is the great-grandniece of Tyler.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Impressionism (Art) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art students -- France -- Paris Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tyler, Orno James, 1853-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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