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Aderente, Vincent, ca. 1880-1941  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
1 Microfilm reel (130 items on partial microfilm reel)
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scope and Contents:
The microfilm collection of the Vincent Aderente papers contains correspondence (1910-circa 1934), including four letters from Edwin Blashfield; 5 sketches by Aderente; and notes and printed material on three mural commissions executed by Aderente. Commissions include murals at the main post office in Flushing, NY depicting local historical events; at the general court house in Jamaica, NY (circa 1942-1943) depicting the different periods of law from Egyptian to American; and at the main branch of the Lincoln Savings Bank in Brooklyn, NY depicting Lincoln's life. Also included in the collection is a list of portraits and murals by Aderente, including works by Edwin Blashfield on which Aderente worked as an assistant; a photograph of Aderente; and printed material, including many reproductions of Aderente's murals and graphic work, and a series of booklets on the history of the Detroit Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Vincent Aderente (1880-1941) was an Italian American muralist. He studied at the Art Students League and was Edwin Blashfield's assistant. Aderente's work can be found across the United States, including at St. Matthew's Cathedral; the Detroit Public Library; the United States Post Office in Flushing, Queens; the Queens County Court House; and the Long Island Savings Bank.
Related Materials:
The Detroit Public Library Burton Historical Collection holds the Vincent Aderente papers, 1899-1965.
Lent for microfilming 1969 by Mrs. Vincent Aderente, widow of Aderente.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Portrait painters  Search this
Muralists -- United States  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art