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Austin Purves papers, 1939-1961

Creator:
Purves, Austin, 1900-1977
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (on 2 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:
Financial and business records relating to various commissions, including the decorative work on the S.S. America, the S.S. United States, and Grace Line ships Santa Rosa and Santa Paula; the mural decoration of the World War II battle monument in Draguignan, France; the decorative map in the Boston Federal Reserve Bank; and the spandrel sculpture on the barracks at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Citation:
Austin Purves papers, 1939-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 112 & 113 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Sculptor, mural painter, craftsman, and educator; Litchfield, Conn. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Academie Julian, Paris, the American Conservatory, Fontainebleau, and studied fresco painting independently in Italy.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artisans
Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Decorative arts
Designers
Financial records
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Sculpture
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8788
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210971
AAA_collcode_purvausp
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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