Collection SC/079 - Janet Land Art Book

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US ILfC SC/079

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Janet Land Art Book



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Janet Land Van der Eb was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania to Helen Ortlip and Clarence G. Land. Van der Eb was a painter and teacher.

She was married to Henry G. Van der Eb and the two lived in Lake Forest, Illinois for a period of time. The couple had one daughter, Susan, and two sons, Henry Jr. and Peter.

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This collection contains an art book belonging to Janet Land (later Van der Eb). The cover features a blue and brown watercolor painting of the classical Greek statue, Athena Lemnia by Phidias.

The art book is divided into two separate sections from a class entitled Art 101. The first section is called "Art Through the Ages" and contains pictures of famous works of art, dating back to cave paintings. The second section, "Reading Notes Second Semester," as the name implies, contains Land's handwritten notes.

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  • English

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Donated by the artist, Janet Land Van der Eb, in the early 1990s

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