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A. G. (Abel George) Warshawsky papers, circa 1900-1988

Warshawsky, A. G. (Abel G.), b. 1883 d. 1962
Active in Paris, France; New York, N.Y.; Monterey, Calif.

This site provides access to the papers of A. G. (Abel G.) Warshawsky in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 4,329 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection size: 3.8 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of A.G. (Abel George) Warshawsky date from circa 1900 to 1988 and measure 3.8 linear feet. The papers contain biographical materials; scattered correspondence, most of which consists of letters from Warshawsky to his wife Ruth; writings, including versions of Warshawsky's autobiography; printed materials; two scrapbooks; photographs and eight photo albums; twenty-six sketchbooks; and artworks by Warshawsky and others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Impressionist painter A.G. Warshawsky (1883-1962) was active in Paris and Monterey, California. Warshawsky was born in 1883 in Cleveland. He studied art in New York at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. In 1908, he went to Paris to study, and stayed there thirty years. He returned to New York after the death of his first wife in the early 1930s, and eventually settled in Monterey with his second wife, Ruth, where he continued to paint. He died in 1962.

The bulk of the A.G. Warshawsky papers were donated in 1996 by Froma Goldberg, Warshawsky's niece. In 1978, Ruth Warshawsky donated a typescript copy of her husband's autobiography, "My Brush with Life."

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Related Materials

The Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio holds the Abel G. Warshawsky Family papers.