Albert Pels papers, [ca. 1931-1946]

Pels, Albert, b. 1910? d. 1998
Painter, Arts administrator
Active in New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio

Collection size: 0.7 linear ft. (600 items)

Collection Summary: A resume; personal and business correspondence; financial receipts; correspondence with the Treasury Department regarding murals painted by Pels in Wilmington, De. and Normal, Ill. for the Section of Fine Arts during the Depression; ca. 450 sketches of street scenes, figures, and mural studies for government murals; signatures and notes from Kenneth Hayes Miller and William Palmer; photographs of Pels and his work; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook containing clippings, announcements, and letters.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, art school administrator; Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, N.Y. Born May 7, 1910; died 1998. Painted murals for the Section of Fine Arts under the Department of the Treasury government work-relief art projects.

Donated 1979 by Albert Pels.

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