• IdentificationPUBLIC "-//The Art Institute of Chicago::Ryerson and Burnham Archives//TEXT(US::ICA::1987.2::ALFRED JUERGENS (1866-1934) SKETCHBOOK, C.1897//EN)" "ica198702.xml"
  • TitleJuergens, Alfred, (1866-1934) Sketchbook, c.1897
  • PublisherRyerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago,
  • Language
    • English
    • English.
  • Datec.1897
  • Physical Description
    • .5 linear foot(2 boxes)
    • Graphite drawings on paper, ink drawings on paper and photocopies.
  • RepositoryRyerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603-6110 (312) 443-7292 rbarchives@artic.edu http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
  • AbstractA sketchbook by the Chicago artist Alfred Juergens.
  • OriginationJuergens, Alfred, 1866-1934
  • LocationThe collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

Alfred Juergens was born in Chicago in 1866, son of a decorative painter. He first studied art at the Academy of Design in Chicago, continuing his studies at the Royal Academy in Munich, and finally in Paris (1889-1893). After a brief stay in Chicago, he returned to Munich in 1894 for several additional years. Established in Oak Park by the turn of the century, Juergens participated in annual exhibitions at the Art Institute between 1899 and 1929, frequently earning prizes for his works. He painted still lifes and landscape subjects in oil, watercolor and pastel. Reviewing a posthumous exhibition of his work, a Chicago journalist favorably compared Juergens's water lilies to those by Monet (Chicago Tribune, September 30, 1938).

The notebook contains thirteen loose leaves, with sketches and numerous names and addresses. One sheet is titled Sketchbook 2nd trip - 1897 Munich. Varying water stains and paper types suggest that the sheets come from different sketchbooks. Photocopies made from the sketchbook are arranged in the order in which the sketchbook was compiled.

  • Names
    • Juergens, Alfred, 1866-1934
    • Juergens, Alfred, 1866-1934--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
  • Subject
    • Painters--Illinois--Chicago--Archives
    • Painting, American--Illinois--Chicago--20th century--Sources




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Alfred Juergens Sketchbook, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

The source of acquisition is unknown.

This collection was processed by the staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1987. This finding aid was expanded by Jeffrey Massanova and revised by Annemarie van Roessel in 2003.