Painter, Muralist, Illustrator, Designer
New York, N.Y.; Westport, Conn.; Pa.
Collection size: 3.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: The papers of Everett Shinn measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1877 to 1958. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues; personal business records; art work, including two sketchbooks of designs for Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre; notes and writings, eight scrapbooks, printed material, and numerous photographs of Shinn, his colleagues, and his work.
Biographical/Historical Note: Everett Shinn (1876-1953) was a painter, stage designer, writer, and newspaper illustrator from New York, N.Y. Shinn was a member of the group, "The Eight."
The bulk of the Everett Shinn collection was acquired via purchase from art dealer Thurston Thatcher between 1958-1964. Art collector Howard Lipman donated additional material in 1962. Five negatives of Shinn's work were donated in 1969 by Dr. Milton Luria, an acquaintance of Shinn's son, Davidson. The photograph of Everett Shinn, John Sloan, and Robert Henri was donated on an unknown date by an unidentified donor. Two handwritten plays were purchased at auction in 2011 by the Archives of American Art.
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