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Three photographs and two clippings about Stempler's discovery in 1972 of two mural panels by Gorky at the Newark, New Jersey Airport, executed while Gorky worked for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in 1937. [Microfilm title: Arshile Gorky papers]
Papers related to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2813 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Stempler was an employee of the Port Authority of New York. He had known of the existence of the murals from Saul Wenegrat of the Port Authority's Architectural Services, and discovered them while surveying the art deco architectural details of the building.
Donated by Stephen Stempler, 1977.
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
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