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Esther Sparks Collection

A work made of correspondence, manuscripts and printed papers..

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  • A work made of correspondence, manuscripts and printed papers..

Date:

1969-2012

Artist:

Esther Sparks
Alfonso Iannelli (1888-1965)
The Art Institute of Chicago

About this artwork

This collection was compiled by Esther Sparks, researcher and associate curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1970 to 1984, for her 1971 graduate dissertation, A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Sculptors in Illinois, 1808–1945. The documents include research notes, photographs, correspondence, and other papers related to this seminal reference dictionary, as well as the original copy of the manuscript Catalog of the Works of Alfonso Iannelli.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Esther Sparks (Collected by)

Title

Esther Sparks Collection

Date

Made 1969–2012

Medium

Correspondence, manuscripts and printed papers.

Dimensions

H.: 122 cm (48 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Esther Sparks, 1996 and 2003; Library of Esther Sparks, 2015.

Reference Number

1996.7

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