Emma Joy Dana collection of Anna Mackova
Scope and Contents
The collection documents the graphic design career of Anna Macková. It consists of biographical materials, including some clippings and exhibition pamphlets collected by Macková herself, as well as a variety of graphic works, drawing and paintings, and decorative boxes by Macková. The collection also includes a selection of prints by other artists, including a portrait of Macková by J. Vachal.
- circa 1906-1960
Language of Materials
In English, Czech.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Emma Joy Dana, 2005.
Organized into six series: I. Biographical Materials. II. Illustrated Books. III. Boxes. IV. Drawings and Paintings. V. Prints. VI. Ex-Libris. Within each series, materials are arranged chronologically.
The designation “VRT” indicates vertical file storage.
5.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
The collection documents the graphic design career of Anna Macková.
Biographical / Historical
Anna Macková (1887-1969) worked in Czechoslovakia in the early to mid 20th century. After art school, Macková took commissions and made print and bookplate portfolios. Her work was early on influenced by traditional folk art designs and art nouveau. Over the years, Macková developed her own distinctive and more naturalistic style. She skillfully depicted animals, flowers, and landscape scenes. Macková had a longtime romantic relationship with artist Josef Vachal.
- Preliminary Guide to the Emma Joy Dana Collection of Anna Mackova
- Compiled by Jae Rossman and Alexis Knowlton
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.