The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Biographical information; correspondence; sketchbooks; a file on the [Jacques] Maroger medium, including instructions for preparation, receipts for materials, and clippings; Thal's notes on his paintings and prints; press releases; loan receipts; and an exhibition catalog.
Samuel Thal papers, 1942-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2379 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Anna Thal, after microfilming.
Painter, etcher, sculptor; Boston, Mass. Thal was a follower of Maroger's medium, which is a painting technique based on that of the Old Masters and "rediscovered" by Parisian artist Jacques Maroger. It involves the use of a special resin and oil emulsion in colloidal solution with pigment.
Lent 1982 by Anna Thal, Thal's daughter.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001