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Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960

Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Social realism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8253
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210424
AAA_collcode_greemari
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210424
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Portrait of Abraham Walkowitz [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Greenwood, Marion 1909-1970  Search this
Subject:
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1943
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0010578
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_10578

Oral history interview with Marion Greenwood, 1964 Jan. 31

Interviewee:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mosaicists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11871
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213496
AAA_collcode_greenw64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213496
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Marion Greenwood papers

Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Names:
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 -- Photographs  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1883, circa 1933-circa 1960
Summary:
The papers of painter and muralist Marion Greenwood (1909-1970) measure 0.5 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to circa 1960. The collection is comprised of biographical materials, printed materials, photographs and negatives.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and muralist Marion Greenwood (1909-1970) measure 0.5 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to circa 1960. The collection is comprised of biographical materials, printed materials, photographs and negatives.

Biographical materials consist of a resume. Printed materials include exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings of Greenwood's art in commercial publications; a profile of Greenwood written for American Artist magazine; and other miscellaneous material. Photographs in the collection include black and white originals, negatives, copies, and snapshots, primarily depicting Greenwood's work as a muralist and painter. Also present are photographs of the artist, including images of Greenwood with Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera, sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi, friends, and family.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as three series.

Series 1: Biographical material, circa 1960 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1883, 1937-1960 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Photographic material, circa 1933-circa 1960 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1-2, OV 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Marion Greenwood (1909-1970) was an American social realist painter and muralist who worked in both the United States and Mexico.

Greenwood was born in Brooklyn, and educated at the Art Students League of New York and the Academie Colarossi in Paris. She travelled extensively throughout Mexico, China, and the United States, and her travels were often reflected in her paintings. She was the first female American painter to receive a mural commission from the Mexican government, and painted a series of commissioned murals from 1932-1936. Greenwood also worked for the U. S. Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project from 1936-1940, painting murals and frescoes in housing projects in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Camden, NJ, as well as in the post office of Crossville, TN. After 1940, Greenwood primarily focused on easel painting. In 1944, she was commissioned as a war artist by the Army Medical Corps and by the pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories to document soldiers returned from war and their medical care. Greenwood served as a visiting professor at the University of Tennessee from 1954-1955, and was commissioned to paint a mural for the university in 1955.

Marion Greenwood died in Woodstock, NY in 1970.
Related Materials:
Within the collections of the Archives is the Oral history interview with Marion Greenwood, 1964 Jan. 31, by Dorothy Seckler.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Marion Greenwood in 1964, and at an earlier, unknown date.
Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women artists -- Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Social realism  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- Mexico  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greemari
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-greemari

Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of a resume written circa 1960 which details Marion Greenwood's education, professional experiences, exhibitions, and achievements.
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greemari, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref16

Photographs of Abbott Laboratories War Art drawings

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1944-circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
(2 folders)
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref26

Photographs of Camden, NJ housing project mural (oversized materials housed in OV 3)

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1936
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in OV 3
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photographs of paintings

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16-18
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
(3 folders)
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref36

Printed Materials

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Extent:
4 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883, 1937-1960
bulk 1937-1960
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of printed materials including representation of Greenwood's work in commercial publications, including an advertisement by Abbott Laboratories; a profile of Greenwood written by Henry Salpeter for American Artist; exhibition announcements and catalogs, including a pamphlet for a proposed architectural work at the New York 1939 World's Fair where Marion exhibited; and a clipping from Demorest's Monthly Magazine from 1883.
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greemari, Series 2
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref17

Photographic materials

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1-2, OV 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1933-circa 1960
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of photographic material including black and white originals, negatives, copies, and snapshots, primarily documenting Marion Greenwood's work as a muralist and painter. Work created from 1932 to 1955 is represented, including murals, paintings, and sketches commissoned by the Mexican government, the WPA Federal Arts Program, Abbott Laboratories pharmaceutical company, and others, as well as non-commissioned work. Photographs of the artist show Greenwood painting, with Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera, who inspired Greenwood to paint murals in his style; sculptor and designer Isama Noguchi; friends; and family.
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greemari, Series 3
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Invocation [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Greenwood, Marion 1909-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1951
Image number:
JUL J0017422
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_17422

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Greenwood, Marion 1909-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0017423
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_17423

Backstage [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Greenwood, Marion 1909-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0096585
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_96586

Gazing Children [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Greenwood, Marion 1909-1970  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964
Image number:
JUL J0017421
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_17421

Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref19

Commercial Artwork

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1945
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref21

Demorest's Monthly Magazine clipping

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref22

Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1960
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref23

Salpeter, Henry. "Marion Greenwood"

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref24

Photographs of artist

Collection Creator:
Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1949
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Marion Greenwood papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marion Greenwood papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-greemari-ref27

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