Charles Green Shaw papers, 1686, 1833-1979, bulk, 1909-1974

Shaw, Charles Green, b. 1892 d. 1974
Painter, Author, Illustrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 45.6 linear feet

Collection Summary: The collection measures 45.6 linear feet and and documents the life of American abstract artist, writer, poet, and illustrator Charles Green Shaw. The papers date from 1833-1979 with the bulk of the material spanning 1909-1974 and a single item of ephemera dating from 1686. Shaw's personal life and career are well documented through biographical information, correspondence, writings, extensive diaries and sketchbooks, scattered financial records, scrapbooks and other printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note: Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) was a painter and writer from New York, N.Y.

Charles Green Shaw bequeathed his scrapbooks to the Archives of American Art in 1974. The remaining papers were a gift of his estate in 1975.

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  • A few photographs of Shaw's paintings, exhibition catalogs, and his published children's book, "It Looked Like Spilt Milk," are available on microfilm reel 75.
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Charles Green Shaw papers also at Syracuse University.