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McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Christmas cards
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of artist Robert Pearson McChesney measure 6 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2006. McChesney was an abstract expressionist painter and muralist based in Petaluma, California. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographic materials.
Robert McChesney papers, 1913-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Two of the scrapbooks gifted to the Archives and one scrapbook loaned to the Archives are available on legacy microfilm reel 878 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Robert McChesney loaned 3 scrapbooks to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1975, and these were subsequently returned to him. Two of those scrapbooks were included in the 2015 donation to the Archives and integrated with the other papers. The scrapbook that was not included in the later donation is only available on reel 878 and is not further described in this finding aid.
The Archives of American Art has an oral history interview with Robert McChesney conducted in 1964 by Lewis FerbrachÔe.
Biography Note:
Robert Pearson McChesney (1913-2008) was a California Abstract Expressionist painter and muralist.
The Robert McChesney papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Mary Fuller McChesney in 2015.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Muralists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art