Art-Union of Philadelphia

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Art union; Philadelphia, Pa.

Founded in 1844 and incorporated in 1847 to encourage appreciation of American art and artists. Organized free exhibtions which were held at the Union's gallery at 210 Chestnut Street; sold paintings from these exhibitions; and established a membership program that entitled members to the monthly publication, PHILADELPHIA ART UNION REPORTER and other membership benefits.

From the description of Art-Union of Philadelphia selected records, 1848-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132780

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Sartain family papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Joseph Sill selected diaries Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Miscellaneous American papers, 1570-1919. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Art-Union of Philadelphia selected records Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sartain, John, 1808-1897. Letter : Philadelphia, to Russell Smith, Milestown, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1848 Jan. 26. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
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associatedWith Gratz, Simon. person
associatedWith Sartain family (Philadelphia, Pa.) family
associatedWith Sartain, John, 1808-1897. person
associatedWith Sill, Joseph, 1801-1854. person
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Active 1795

Active 1944



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