Edwin H. Blashfield papers, 1850-1980

Blashfield, Edwin Howland, b. 1848 d. 1936
Muralist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: Awards, medals, photographs, drawings, printed material and miscellany.

Included are a Gold Medal Certificate awarded to Blashfield in 1904; two medals; drawings, some of medieval armour, in pen and ink, oil and pencil. The photos, many extensively annotated, are of Blashfield including two of him painting murals at the Library of Congress and of Blashfield and others, of armour, and of his paintings and murals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, state capitols, Library of Congress, libraries in Detroit, Kansas City, the New York City College (now C.C.N.Y.), M.I.T., Grove Academy of Athens (Georgia), Baltimore and Cleveland court houses, and private homes and businesses. and a bound volume with reproductions of engravings by Blashfield and others. Also found are a poster, money, and anti-German stamp designs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mural painter. Having studied at P.A.F.A. and in Paris, Blashfield worked on: the Court House, Baltimore; Cleveland Federal Building; Citizens Bank, Cleveland; Hudson County Court House, Jersey City; Capitol, Masdison, Wis.; Essex County Court House, Newark; Appellate Court, N.Y..; C.C.N.Y.; Church of the Saviour, Phila.; Capitol, Pierre, S. Dak.; Bank of Pittsburgh; Capitol, St. Paul, Minn.; Library of Congress; Luzerne County Court House, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Mahoning County Court House, Youngstown, Ohio; St. Matthew's Church, Wash., D.C.; First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Public Lib., Detroit, M.I.T.; and the Episcopal Church, Chappaqua, N.Y.

Donated 1973 and 1980 by the Williams College Museum of Art.

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