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Mildred B. Bevis Notebook of Designs for the Kalo Shop

A work made of holograph papers, graphite drawings on paper, ink drawings on paper..

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  • A work made of holograph papers, graphite drawings on paper, ink drawings on paper..

Date:

c.1910-1913

Artist:

Kalo Shop (American, 1900–1970)
Chicago or Park Ridge, Illinois

About this artwork

Noted for its high-quality craftsmanship in metal accessories, tableware, and jewelry, the Kalo Shop was established in 1900 by Clara P. Barck in Chicago. By 1905, Barck had organized a community of designers, apprentices, and metalsmiths at her home in Park Ridge, Illinois, which became known as the Kalo Art-Craft Community. In about 1910, Mildred Belle Bevis became a student in the Park Ridge group and was later among the first teachers in the silversmithing school associated with the Kalo Shop in Chicago. Her work at the Kalo Shop is undocumented with the exception of this single notebook. The notebook contains Bevis’s graphite and ink sketches for metal jewelry, tableware, and accessories, with notations indicating materials used and, less frequently, client names.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Kalo Shop (Firm) (Metalworker)

Title

Mildred B. Bevis Notebook of Designs for the Kalo Shop

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Made 1910–1913

Medium

Holograph papers, graphite drawings on paper, ink drawings on paper.

Dimensions

H.: 7.7 cm (3 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marshall B. Hanks, 1980.

Reference Number

1980.1

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