The collection is arranged as five series: Series 1: Biographical, 1929-2003 (Box 1; 5 folders) Series 2: Letters, 1936-2001 (Box 1; 6 folders) Series 3: Projects, 1927-2002 (Box 1-2; 26 folders) Series 4: Printed Material, 1939-1969 (Box 1-2; 13 folders) Series 5: Works of Art, 1932-1957 (Box 1, 3, OV 4; 21 folders)
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The papers of illustrator, muralist, theatrical set designer, and professor Maxine Seelbinder Merlino papers measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1928-2003. The collection includes correspondence; newspaper clippings and reviews of artist's work; sketches for stage and set designs and mural decorations; federal commission contracts; exhibition brochures; theater playbills and announcements; photographs; original art work, including drawings and sketches; original lithographs; and material on the dedication of the Merlino Gallery at California State University, Long Beach.
Maxine Seelbinder Merlino papers, 1928-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Maxine Ollie Seelbinder Merlino was born in Portland, Oregon in 1912. She trained at the Portland Art Museum School before venturing to New York City where she took classes at the Art Students' League with, among others, Will Barnet, Anton Refregier, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, and Harry Sternberg. Maxine Merlino worked in New York from 1936 to 1943 as a free-lance illustrator, muralist, and theatrical set designer.
Dr. Merlino donated her papers in 2003.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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