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Wayne (June) papers
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June Claire Wayne was born on March 7, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, where at the age of 15 she dropped out of high school to pursue her career as an artist. In addition to her work in lithography, which revitalized the art of printmaking in America, Wayne is well-known for her tapestries and visual explorations of optics and scientific themes. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera, and photographs related to the creation and exhibition of Wayne's work, including the production of The Dorothy Series lithographs and film about the artist, Matsumi (Mike) Kanemitsu, Four Stones for Kanemitsu.
Visual artist June Claire Wayne was born on March 7, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, where she was raised by her divorced mother, Dorothy Alice Kline. At age 15, Wayne dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an artist. She had her first solo exhibition under the name of June Claire in Chicago only two years later, followed in 1936 by a second exhibition at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. By 1938 she was already on the WPA Easel Project in Chicago and had achieved prominence among world-famous writers, actors, artists, and scientists in an international milieu in which Wayne is still active.
114.0 linear feet (228 document boxes, 10 oversize boxes, and 25 boxes of audiovisual materials)
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