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Samuel Wilson Frazer papers, [circa 1880-1980]

Creator:
Frazer, Samuel Wilson, 1866-1954
Subject:
Scott Carbee School of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.1 linear ft.
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:
Biographical information; correspondence; manuscript and notes for Frazer's book on air-brush techniques, Treatise on the Air Brush (1915); inventory of work; photographs of Frazer and of his work; orders for portraits; financial records, ca. 1933-ca. 1955; exhibition notices; brochures for the Scott Carbee School of Art, Boston; a work of art; and miscellaneous printed material.
Citation:
Samuel Wilson Frazer papers, [circa 1880-1980]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, air brush artist, photographer; Boston, Mass. Attended the Art Students League in N.Y. and studied under John Twachtman, J. Carroll Beckwith and Willard Metcalf. He was a charter member of the Brooklyn Pen and Pencil Club, and a member of the Boston Art Club. He was a pioneer in the field of air-brush art and published a book on the subject in 1915. He became an instructor at the Scott Carbee School of Art in Boston in 1943.
Provenance:
Lent 1991 by Gertrude Frazer, daughter of Samuel Frazer. She subsequently donated the material in March 1993.
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Airbrush art
Painting, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10264
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213409
AAA_collcode_frazsamu
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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