Cor de Gavere Papers

M. Carey
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Cor de Gavere Papers

Collection number: MS 471

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
M. Carey
Date Completed:
December 7, 2013
Encoded by:
M. Carey
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cor de Gavere papers
Dates: 1945-1955
Collection number: MS 471
Creator: Gavere, Cor de
Collection Size: 1 flat

2 oil paintings
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Small collection of loose sketches, sketchbooks and oil paintings.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collection & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Cor de Gavere papers. MS 471. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

One painting gift of Santa Cruz Art League.

Biography

Cornelia de Gavere was born in Batavia, Java, East Indies on January 25, 1877. Her parents, Dutch missionaries, died when she was six. She grew up in Gronigen, Holland with her uncle and aunt. She drew and painted in her spare time while working as an assistant pharmacist in Amsterdam. After receiving encouragement from Dutch artist George Windt, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague in 1907.
She completed her studies with honors, and moved to a small Dutch artist's colony at Blaricum to paint. From 1911-1914 she exhibited in London and then studied in Paris with Charles Guerin. During WWI she served with the Red Cross as a nurse in France.
In 1920 she immigrated to the United States with Wilhelmina Van Tonnigen, an elderly friend she met while in art school. Tonnigen was moving to the Seabright area of Santa Cruz to be with her brother.
Cor de Gavere worked at the Seabright and Garfield Park Branch Libraries, painted almost daily and worked to establish the Santa Cruz Art League with Margaret E. Rogers in the 1920s. She died while visiting relatives in Holland in 1955

Scope and Content of Collection

Small collection of loose sketches, sketchbooks and two oil paintings, "Along the Santa Cruz Coast" & [Farm Scene].

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gavere, Cor de, 1877-1955--Archives
Rogers, Margaret E. (Margaret Esther)--1872-1961
Santa Cruz (Calif.)--History
Santa Cruz Art League


Container List

box 1

Loose sketches, sketchbooks ca. 1945-1955

box 2

ms0471_ptg_001 Along Santa Cruz Coast, ca. 1945-1955

Note

Oil on canvas
box 3

ms0471_ptg_002 [Farm Scene], ca. 1945-1955

Note

Oil on Canvas