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Monty Lewis papers

Creator:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Names:
Coronado School of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1928-[ca. 1960.]
Scope and Contents:
REEL LA 2: A clipping, August 28, 1955, about Lewis; a book, Murals by American Painters and Photographers, Museum of Modern Art, 1932; a catalog, "The Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art", vol. 4, July 1937; a newsletter, "Conferences on Inter-American Relations in the Fields of Art, Music, Education and Publications and Libraries, 1939-1940," March 1940.
UNMICROFILMED: Personal and business letters; Lewis' curriculum vitae; photographs of Lewis' WPA murals projects in New York and New Jersey and a renderings of a design proposal for a New Jersey WPA project; price lists of works; two travel diaries (1930-1931) from a trip to Europe; and a scrapbook, 1928-1947, containing newspaper articles, exhibition catalogs, and announcements.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, muralist, educator; Coronado, Calif. Died 1997. Born in Cardiff, Wales, Lewis studied at the Art Students League in New York and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1930, studying architecture and related art forms. His mural commissions include the Museum of Man Building for the 1939 New York World's Fair and for public schools in New Jersey. He moved to Coronado, Calif. in 1942 and founded the Coronado School of Fine Arts in 1945, serving as its director until 1990. At the time of its founding, it was the only school teaching the art of fresco. The school practiced a stylized method of instruction that was highly individualistic and informal, allowing instructors complete freedom in their teaching procedures.
Provenance:
Printed material on reel LA 2 lent by Monty Lewis, 1965. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1998 by Kathryn Lewis Crane, daughter of Monty Lewis.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Muralists -- California -- San Diego  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lewimont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9027bca1d-0547-4b8b-bbf8-e9f0fb447312
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lewimont

Oral history interview with Monty Lewis

Interviewee:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Hoag  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Coronado School of Fine Arts  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings, 5 in.)
15 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Monty Lewis conducted 1964 June 25, by Betty Hoag, for the Archives of American Art.
Interview conducted at Coronado School of Fine Arts in San Diego, Calif. Lewis discusses his art training at the Art Students' League in N.Y., his study of mural and easel painting in Europe, and his freelance mural work before his involvement with the Public Works of Art Project. He describes the developing presence of mural art in New York with Diego Rivera's mural at Rockefeller Center and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Lewis tells of the Artists, Painters, and Sculptors Collaborators, a collaborative group interested in developing community art projects, and discusses the use of murals in the 1939 New York World's Fair and the different techniques used for those and other public projects.
Biographical / Historical:
Monty Lewis (1907-1997) was a painter, designer, muralist in New York and California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 49 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lewis64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9451a0e60-085e-49ed-8895-466a14e47ad7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lewis64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Monty Lewis, 1964 June 25

Interviewee:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002  Search this
Subject:
Coronado School of Fine Arts  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Diego -- Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12016
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216443
AAA_collcode_lewis64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216443

Monty Lewis papers, 1928-[ca. 1960.]

Creator:
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Lewis, Monty, 1907-1997  Search this
Subject:
Coronado School of Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6187
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216427
AAA_collcode_lewimont
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216427

Abstract, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Berry, Francis K.  Search this
Medium:
Sheet iron, welded
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Coronado School of Fine Arts 176 "C" Avenue Coronado California 92118
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000713
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_326840

(Unititled), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Berry, Frank  Search this
Medium:
Welded steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Coronado School of Fine Arts Coronado California
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75001303
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_3736

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