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Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
2.2 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identification cards and a resume; an eleven page Laning family genealogy; correspondence with Francis V. O'Connor and others, undated and 1925-1983; photographs of family members and ancestors, of Laning, including one of him with his self-portrait taken by Peter A. Juley & Son, ca. 1943, and of his work; writings, including lecture notes, articles on Reginald Marsh and on Thomas Hart Benton, and an account of his experiences as a muralist for the Treasury Section; Laning's sketchbook; a print by Luigi Lucioni; business and financial records, memberships in organizations; awards and certificates; typescript of an interview with Laning; and printed matter.
Edward Laning papers, 1880-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 3268-3270 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter and muralist, died in 1981. Born in Petersburg, Ill. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the Arts Students League with Max Weber, Boardman Robinson, and John Sloan. Worked extensively on the WPA Federal Art Project and the Treasury Section.
Language Note:
English .
Material donated in 1972 by Edward Laning, and in 1973, 1983 and 1984 by his widow, Mary Fife Laning, through Laning executor Jack Henderson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art