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Guide to the Robert Blanchon Papers and Collection MSS.220

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Collection processed by Bethany Martin-Breen and Lisa Darms, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 13, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to prepare artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017 Updated by Megan O'Shea to prepare artwork being sent to offsite art storage in December 2017 Updated to include materials integrated from accession number 2018.083 by Kate Fisher.   , August 2017 , November 2017 , June 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blanchon, Robert, 1965-1999
Title: Robert Blanchon Papers and Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1901-2006
Abstract: Artist and teacher Robert Blanchon (1965-1999) attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago between 1984 and 1990, where he earned his BFA and MFA. From 1989 to 1994, Blanchon lived in New York City where he produced photographic, sculptural, performance, and video artworks including many of his early photographic series. In 1995, Blanchon began teaching as an artist-in-residence at the University of California, Irvine. In subsequent years he worked as a visiting artist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Blanchon exhibited widely throughout the United States in group shows, and had five solo exhibitions during his lifetime. The Robert Blanchon Papers and Collection include correspondence, teaching materials, photographs, video, ephemera, and original artworks.
Quantity: 45.5 Linear Feet in 17 record cartons, 19 flat boxes, 5 manuscript boxes, 6 flat-file folders, and 11 custom artwork storage boxes.
Quantity: 12 3.5" floppy disks
Quantity: 1 electronic discs (cd-rom) 700 MB
Location: Some materials are stored offsite, and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.220