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Four sketchbooks representing Metcalf's early sketches.
Willard Leroy Metcalf sketchbooks, 1879-1882. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D105 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Landscape painter, illustrator; New York City.Born 1858. Died 1925. Willard Metcalf was one of a group known as The Ten American Painters. He worked in the Southwest U.S. painting Zuni Indians 1881-1883. He was associated with artists' colonies in Old Lyme, Conn., and Cornish, N.H.
Donated 1963 by IBM, who acquired the sketchbooks along with a painting they purchased for their company collection.
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