Ethel Paxson papers, 1903-1982

Paxson, Ethel Easton, b. 1885 d. 1982
Painter, Educator, Sculptor, Author, Illustrator
Active in Essex, Conn.

Collection size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Biographical material, including resumes, membership cards, and an award certificate; correspondence, including letters to her teacher, (Charlotte) Lilla Yale; writings, 1960 and 1976, including a manuscript "My Memories of Lilla Yale", 1976; a scrapbook of clippings and loose clippings; exhibition annoncements and catalogs; three books, MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH BRAZIL, 1970, EUROPE WITH PEN AND BRUSH: RIO REVISITED, 1975, and PARTING WORDS FROM ETHEL, 1982; photographs and an annotated photo album; and printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor, illustrator, block printer, writer, and teacher; Essex, Conn. Also known by Ethel Paxson DuClos, but rarely used this name professionally.

The donor, Chester DuClos, is the widower of Ethel Paxson.

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