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Biographical writings and U.S. Army papers, 1940-1961; letters, 1945-1946, from Shopen to his wife, Sylvia; business correspondence, 1932-1984; art works, including a print, a watercolor, 54 sketches and 2 sketchbooks by Shopen, a print by Arthur B. Davies, and 2 prints by Otto Schneider; a scrapbook kept while art critic for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, 1953-1956, containing letters and clippings of reviews; receipts; an address book; writings and notes on art and a notebook of quotes; subject files on the War Department and Shopen's teaching position at the University of Illinois; printed material, 1946-1957; and photographs, slides and negatives of Shopen, friends, family, and works of art.
Kenneth Shopen papers, 1931-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter, art critic, educator; Chicago, Ill. full name is George Kenneth Shopen
Donated 1988 by Timothy Shopen, Kenneth Shopen's son.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001