Mathias J. Alten Collection

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten.
Portrait of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten.
Portrait of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten.
Portrait of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten.
Portrait of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten.
Tally card from 17th wedding anniversary celebration

Illustrated tally card from the 17th wedding anniversary celebration of the marriage of Bertha Alten and painter Mathias Alten, 1912. The card is punched with 5 holes.
Mathias Alten painting portrait in Grand Rapids studio

Painter Mathias Alten working on portrait of friend and neighbor Carl Bornecrantz? in his Grand Rapids studio.
Portrait of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten.
Portrait of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten.
Picture post card of painter Mathias Alten

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten on picture post card.
Portrait of painter Mathias Alten and Rudy Heubner

Portrait of painter Mathias Alten and friend Rudy Heubner, 1893.
Passport photograph of painter Mathias Alten

Passport photograph of painter Mathias Alten (seated right), Forest Emerson Mann (standing), and an unidentified sculptor (seated left) taken in Seville, Spain.
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Title

Mathias J. Alten Collection

Creator

Alten, M. (Mathias), 1871-1938

Description

Digitized photographs, artworks, and diary transcript from the papers of West Michigan painter, Mathias J. Alten (1871-1938) represent one of the most important collections in the holdings of both the University Library's Special Collections and the University Art Gallery. Alten, a German native who came to Grand Rapids as a youth, is a celebrated American regionalist often referred to as the Dean of Michigan Painters. The photographs and papers document his family life and career and support the collection of Alten paintings owned by the University.

Coverage

1893 - 1929

Rights

Subject

Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Artists--Michigan
Painters
Photographs

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

RHC-28

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Image

Language

eng