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Albert Pels papers, [ca. 1931-1946]

Creator:
Pels, Albert, 1910?-1998
Subject:
Miller, Kenneth Hayes
Palmer, William C. (William Charles)
Federal Art Project (U.S.)
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.7 linear ft. (600 items)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
A resume; personal and business correspondence; financial receipts; correspondence with the Treasury Department regarding murals painted by Pels in Wilmington, De. and Normal, Ill. for the Section of Fine Arts during the Depression; ca. 450 sketches of street scenes, figures, and mural studies for government murals; signatures and notes from Kenneth Hayes Miller and William Palmer; photographs of Pels and his work; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook containing clippings, announcements, and letters.
Citation:
Albert Pels papers, [ca. 1931-1946]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, art school administrator; Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, N.Y. Born May 7, 1910; died 1998. Painted murals for the Section of Fine Arts under the Department of the Treasury government work-relief art projects.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Albert Pels.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art and state
Educators
Exhibition catalogs
Federal aid to the arts
Mural painting and decoration
Mural painting and decoration
Painters
Photographs
Public art
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8810
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210995
AAA_collcode_pelsalbe
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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