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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001