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Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Subject:
Boorsma, Jay  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D.  Search this
McPharlin, Paul  Search this
Pappas, John L.  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Sparks, Joseph  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.9 Linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Biographical information, correspondence, printed material, photographs and art work relate to Yaeger's career as an artist, including his work on the WPA Federal Art Project.<br /> Correspondence, 1926-1968, is primarily with museums and galleries concerning loans of Yaeger's art, prizes, invitations to submit works of art, and acknowledgments of gifts, 1926-1968. Correspondents include Clyde H. Burroughs, E.P. Richardson, Robert B. Harshe, and Daniel Catton Rich.<br /> Photographs, ca. 1935, show fellow WPA artists, among them Diego Rivera in front of his mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Jos(eph) Sparks, and Leonard Jungwirth; Yaeger working on a mosaic; a group photo of John Pappas, Paul McPharlin, Jerry Sylvester and Sparks; and color photos of Yaeger's mosaic work at the Scarab Club. Original art work includes a linoleum print, 1976 by Yaeger, sketches and watercolors for his WPA murals at the Ford School Library and the Brodhead Naval Armory, and 3 greeting cards from fellow artist Frederick Papsdorf, 1951-1975.<br /> Also found are lists of paintings, 1923-1931; printed materials, 1923-1989, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, many for Annual Exhibitions for Michigan Artists; clippings, and newsletters addressed to the "Friends of Edgar Yaeger" (ca. 1988-1989).
Citation:
Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, mural painter, mosaicist; Detroit, Mich. His WPA mural commissions included the Brodhead Naval Armory, Ford Elementary School, the Public Lighting Commission Building, and the Grosse Pointe South High School Library.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
Donated 1990-1991 by Edgar Yaeger.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6415
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215434
AAA_collcode_yaegedga
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215434