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Gisella Loeffler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-2007

Scope and Contents

The collection contains black and white illustration proofs for one title, and one miscellaneous watercolor.

Dates

  • circa 1941, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical Sketch

Gisella Loeffler was born in Austria in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1909, settling in St. Louis, Missouri with her family. She studied art at Washington University and went on to illustrate posters for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. After seeing an exhibit of St. Louis-native Ernest Blumenschein's art from Taos, New Mexico, Gisella was intrigued and moved to Taos in 1933 to continue her art career. She is known for her unique mixture of Mexican and Austrian styles in her children's illustrations of folktales. It is said that she signed her art simply "Gisella". In addition to illustrating children's books, she painted many murals across the United States in hospitals' children's areas. She died in Taos in 1977.

Biographical Source: http://www.askart.com/askart/l/gisella_lacher_loeffler/gisella_lacher_loeffler.aspx (Accessed 18 January, 2008)

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains black and white illustration proofs for one title, and one miscellaneous watercolor.
Title
Gisella Loeffler Papers, circa 1941, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Eyer and Emma O'Brien
Date
11-3-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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