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Steg, James L., 1922-2001  Search this
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Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of artist, printmaker, and educator J.L. Steg measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1939 to 2017, with the bulk of the material from 1945 to 2002. The collection documents Steg's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, gallery and exhibition files, photographic material, printed material, and artwork.
Biographical material includes diplomas from high school and college, CV's, and documents related to Steg's time in the Army during World War II and his honorable discharge. Correspondence and printed materials reflect his involvement in arts organizations such as the International Society of Copier Art.
Files include exhibition checklists and artwork inventories. These are complemented by photographs and slides of artworks. Copier artworks and studies for copier-based works are also included in the papers, printed on paper and transparencies.
Records related to his teaching include correspondence and faculty reports from Tulane University and Newcomb College, where he spent over four decades as a professor of printmaking.
J. L. Steg papers, 1939-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
J.L. Steg (also known as "James Louis," "James L.," and "Jim") (1922-2001) was an artist, printmaker, and professor based in New Orleans, LA. Steg was also a WWII veteran and served in the tactical unit made up of soldiers with artistic skills known as the Ghost Army.
Language Note:
English .
Donated in 2020 by Frances Swigart Steg, J.L. Steg's widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art