Watkins, Franklin Chenault, b. 1894 d. 1972
Painter, Muralist, Printmaker, Illustrator
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.
Collection size: 5.9 linear ft. (on 6 microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; writings and notes; business and financial records; scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and miscellany.
REEL D24: A scrapbook, 1931-1932, containing clippings about Watkins' painting, SUICIDE IN COSTUME, which won first prize in the 30th Carnegie Institute International Exhibition of Modern Paintings, 1931.
REELS 2411-2415: Correspondence with artists, art collectors and gallery owners; photographs of Watkins and his work; writings and notes; business and financial records; scrapbooks containing printed material; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
Material on reel D24 donated 1956 by Franklin C. Watkins; material on reels 2411-2415 donated 1975 by Mrs. Ida Harkness, widow of Watkins.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with Franklin Watkins, 1971 August 18
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to Watkins, Franklin Chenault