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Fuhrer, Ruth Frieder, Collection, 1926-1954

Ruth Frieder Fuhrer (b.1903) Collection,

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Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The Art Institute of Chicago

Finding Aid Published: 1998

Ruth Frieder Fuhrer (b.1903) Collection, 1926-1954

Accession Number: 1995.8

Electronic access to this finding aid was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Ruth Frieder Fuhrer (b.1903) Collection, 1926-1954
EXTENT:.25 linear foot (1 box)
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:Paper and photographic materials documenting the work of Chicago painter Ruth Frieder Fuhrer.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Printed papers, black and white photographic prints, and a scrapbook.
ORIGINATION: Fuhrer, Ruth Frieder (b.1903)
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:The collection was the gift of Richard J. Fuhrer to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1995.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Ruth Frieder Fuhrer (b.1903) graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago and also studied at the Delecluse Academy in Paris, in addition to painting at artists' colonies in Gloucester, Massachusetts and Saugatuck, Michigan. Primarily a landscape painter, her work was exhibited in numerous group shows in Chicago and in solo exhibitions in both Chicago and New York. She began her career as Ruth Frieder and later used her married name, Ruth Fuhrer.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The collection is organized as a single series comprised of exhibition pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photographs, and an auction catalog relating to Ruth Frieder Fuhrer's paintings and artistic career.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
The materials are arranged alphabetically by type.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Fuhrer, Ruth Frieder, b. 1903
Fuhrer, Ruth Frieder, b. 1903--Archives
Painters--Illinois--Chicago--Archives
Painting, American--Illinois--Chicago--20th century--Sources

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
Box.FFBox #, Folder #
n.d.no date

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchaccess.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Ruth Frieder Fuhrer Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1998. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2003.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

AUCTION CATALOG:
Box.FF 1.1
Estate of Milton L. Strauss, auction catalog. Chicago: Grant's Art Galleries.
Frieder painting is item number 116.
04/21/1927 1

EXHIBITIONS:
Box.FF 1.2
Fourth Annual Exhibition, Chicago Society of Artists.
03/01/1927-03/31/1927 1
Box.FF 1.2
Members exhibition, Illinois Academy of Fine Arts.
10/23/1927-11/13/1927 1
Box.FF 1.2
Second exhibition, Illinois Women Painters, at the Illinois Athletic Club of Chicago.
02/13/1928-02/27/1928 1
Box.FF 1.2
"Fuhrer at Newman Brown Gallery," Chicago, IL.
06/05/[1954]-06/25/[1954] 1

PHOTOGRAPHS:
Box.FF 1.3
Members of the Hamilton Park Woman's Club with Frieder's painting, French Village.
Black and white photographic prints.
1927 2

SCRAPBOOK:
Box.FF 1.4
Newspaper articles, scrapbook and loose papers.
1926-1929, , n.d. 6



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