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Carroll F. Wales papers, 1972-1998

Creator:
Wales, Carroll F., 1918-2007
Subject:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)
Tsaousis, Constantine
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.7 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:
Illustrated Christmas cards from George and Margaret Stout; photograph album, "Tamarit 1917," of Castillo Tamarit, Tarragona, Spain, where Wales and his partner Constantine Tsaousis worked from 1971-1982 restoring a collection of Spanish medieval art assembled by the Charles Deering family of Chicago; an explanatory letter from J. Deering Danielson, owner of Tamarit; correspondence, 1997-1998; and a memoir, "Some Memories of Mount Sinai" (10 p.), written in 1997 by Wales at the behest of Father Justin of Saint Catherine's monastery, Cairo, Egypt to document Wales' work to preserve the Byzantine mosaics at Saint Catherine's during 1959 and 1960.
Citation:
Carroll F. Wales papers, 1972-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art restorer; Boston, Mass. Specialized in conservation of Byzantine art. Proprietor of Boston's Oliver Brothers restoration firm. Conserved Roman mosaic at Worcester Art Museum where George Stout was director. Stout became Wales' lifelong mentor and friend.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 and 1998 by Carroll F. Wales.
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:
Art restorers
Art, Medieval
Christmas cards
Conservators
Photograph albums
Restorers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11006
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214932
AAA_collcode_walecarr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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