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Michael M. Engel papers, circa 1920-1994

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Engel, Michael M., 1896-1969  Search this
Diller, Mary Black  Search this
Audubon Artists  Search this
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Physical Description:
2.7 Linear feet
This collection consists of seven series. Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1934-1969 (.5 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 2: Subject Files, circa 1925-1991 (.5 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1935-1952 (.2 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1933-1994 (.8 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 5: Scrapbooks, circa 1920-1942 (.4 Linear feet: Boxes 3-4) Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1930-1958 (.2 Linear feet: Boxes 3-4) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1920-1950 (.1 Linear feet: Box 3)
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The papers of painter, collector, lecturer, and writer Michael M. Engel Sr. measure 2.7 linear feet and date from circa 1920-1994. They illustrate Engel's career and achievements through correspondence, subject files, personal business records, printed material and scrapbooks, photographic material, and artwork.
Michael M. Engel papers, circa 1920-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
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Biography Note:
Michael M. Engel Sr. (1896-1969) was a painter, collector, lecturer, and writer based in New York City. He worked as a public relations director for M. Grumbacher Incorporated, as an artist, and as a contributor to magazines such as Art Digest writing articles including two of his repeat columns titled Do You Know That? and The Bright Palette . Engel also helped to found the Audubon Artists in 1940 alongside such figures as Andrew Wyeth and Frederick Whitaker. Some of Engel's well known hobbies were collecting autographs from notable artists and other figures and collecting painting palettes. Engel died at the age of 75 on April 27, 1969.
Language Note:
English .
The Michael M. Engel papers were donated in 1975 by Mary Black Diller, Engel's widow, and in 1994-1995 by their son Michael.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Camouflage (Military science)  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
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New Deal
Lives of artists
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Archives of American Art