Austin Purves papers, 1939-1961

Purves, Austin, b. 1900 d. 1977
Muralist, Educator, Sculptor
Active in Litchfield, Conn.

Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Financial and business records relating to various commissions, including the decorative work on the S.S. America, the S.S. United States, and Grace Line ships Santa Rosa and Santa Paula; the mural decoration of the World War II battle monument in Draguignan, France; the decorative map in the Boston Federal Reserve Bank; and the spandrel sculpture on the barracks at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, mural painter, craftsman, and educator; Litchfield, Conn. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Academie Julian, Paris, the American Conservatory, Fontainebleau, and studied fresco painting independently in Italy.

Provenance unknown.

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