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Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States, 1896-2006, bulk 1970-2006

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Creator:
Murray, Richard, 1942-2006
Subject:
Alexander, John White
Blashfield, Edwin Howland
Cox, Kenyon
La Farge, John
Low, Will Hicok
Mowbray, Harry Siddons
Norton, John Warner
Oakley, Violet
Parrish, Maxfield
Sargent, John Singer
Steichen, Edward
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers)
American Academy in Rome
Hotel de Ville (Paris, France)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
20.5 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
The Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States measures 20.5 linear feet and dates from 1896 to 2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1970 to 2006. The collection is comprised of Murray's extensive research files, scattered writings, and photographic materials for his life-long research on mural painting in the United States.
Mural research files are organized by city, state, artist, and general mural research. They contain a wide variety of research materials, such as photocopies of printed material, notes, photographs, and correspondence. Artists with extensive documentation include John White Alexander, Edwin Blashfield, Kenyon Cox, John LaFarge, Will H. Low, H. Siddons Mowbray, John Warner Norton, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, John Singer Sargent, Eduard Steichen, and N.C. Wyeth. Other files consist of bibliographies, a mural catalog and index, hand-drawn statistical graphs, and files on murals in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Writings include drafts of articles "Painted Words: Murals in the Library of Congress" and "Progressive Era Murals in Chicago's Public Schools." There are also writings by others. Subject files consist of compiled notes, photographs, printed materials, and photocopies on general art related topics such as European art history and theory, art criticism, the life of an artist, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, immigration, and decorative arts.
Photographic materials include photographs and negatives of the American Academy in Rome, the Hotel de Ville, and public and private murals throughout various cities. The series also includes two microfilm reels of the Kenyon Cox papers with an index, and a small amount of Murray's personal photographs.
Citation:
Richard Murray research material regarding mural painting in the United States, 1896-2006, bulk 1970-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
Research files on Abbott Handerson Thayer found within this collection were separated and filed with the AAA collection, Richard Murray research materials on Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001.
Also available at the Archives of American Art is Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001.
Biography Note:
Richard Murray (1942-2006) was a curator, educator, and museum administrator in Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Donated 2006 by Marciela Murray, Murray's wife and in 2009 by the Smithsonian American Art Museum via Rachel Kase, curatorial office.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Curators
Mural painting and decoration, American
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13412
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)266797
AAA_collcode_murrrich
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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