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Edward Laning papers, 1880-1983

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Creator:
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart
Lucioni, Luigi
Marsh, Reginald
O'Connor, Francis V.
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.2 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Identification cards and a resume; an eleven page Laning family genealogy; correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor and others, undated and 1925-1983; photographs of family members and ancestors, of Laning, including one of him with his self-portrait taken by Peter A. Juley & Son, ca. 1943, and of his work; writings, including lecture notes, articles on Reginald Marsh and on Thomas Hart Benton, and an account of his experiences as a muralist for the Treasury Section; Laning's sketchbook; a print by Luigi Lucioni; business and financial records, memberships in organizations; awards and certificates; typescript of an interview with Laning; and printed matter.
Citation:
Edward Laning papers, 1880-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 3268-3270 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter and muralist, died in 1981. Born in Petersburg, Ill. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the Arts Students League with Max Weber, Boardman Robinson, and John Sloan. Worked extensively on the WPA Federal Art Project and the Treasury Section.
Provenance:
Material donated in 1972 by Edward Laning, and in 1973, 1983 and 1984 by his widow, Mary Fife Laning, through Laning executor Jack Henderson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Financial records
Interviews
Mural painters
Mural painting and decoration
Painters
Painting, Modern
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5834
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208674
AAA_collcode_laniedwa
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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