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Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier papers, 1963-2001

Identifier: 038.01.06

Materials created by or about Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier documenting her professional career as a sculptor and artist.

Folder 1: Obituaries of Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier; 1 original from Hyde Park Herald and 2 photocopies from Chicago Tribune and Hyde Park Herald.

Folder 2: Greeting cards with photos of Greene-Mercier's work. All original except for one that is photocopied.

Folder 3: Ferguson Fund court case materials concerning Art Institute of Chicago.

Folder 4: Biographical materials about Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier

Folder 5: Articles published about Marie Zoe-Greene-Mercier

Folder 6: Announcements and advertisements for galleries.

Folder 7: Works written by Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier.

Folder 8: Correspondence

Folder 9: Ring binder of materials on Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier, sent to the IIT Archives by Roger Greene in January 2008 (along with the signed deed for 2005.22) and which have been incorporated into 2005.22. a)-i) contains "bits and pieces" which add to that which was first sent and originally deeded as 2005.22; j) represents "an entirely new section": a) Copies of pages from a book by Charlotte Streifer Rubenstein entitled "American Women Sculptors," including a biographical sketch of Greene-Mercier. b) Copies of pages from publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 57th Street Art Fair. c) Pages on Greene-Mercier from various editions of "Who's Who." d) Image of a sculpture used by Greene-Mercier on her Holiday card. e) Article published in 1976 detailing Greene-Mercier's Polyplane Collage period from 1946 through 1955/56. f) Article about 1951 Greene-Mercier exhibit in Milwaukee g) Some original pages from magazine articles on Greene-Mercier h) Photocopy of article by Harold Hayden on Greene-Mercier, 1970s. i) Copies of articles documenting activities of Greene-Mercier and her husband Wesley Green in advocating for art in society. j) Materials documenting Greene-Mercier's receipt of an Emeritus alumnus award from Radcliffe College, 1998.


  • Creation: 1963-2001


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

9 Folders

Biographical Note

Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier (March 3, 1911 - Oct. 16, 2001) was one of the first students of The New Bauhaus in 1937, later called the Institute of Design. She died in 2001. During her time at The New Bauhaus, she worked under the supervision of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Alexander Archipenko.


Materials were donated by creator's son, Roger Greene of Los Angeles, CA.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2005.022

Related Material

Separated Material: Six books by or about Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier, including exhibit catalogues, (10 books total, with 4 of the 6 titles having two copies each) received with the collection have been added to the Archives' cataloged book collection.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 8/4/2005

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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