Griffith Baily Coale papers, 1897-1945

Coale, Griffith Baily, b. 1890 d. 1950
Painter, Muralist
Active in New York, N.Y.; Conn.

Collection size: 6000 items (on 6 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Biographical and genealogical material; family correspondence; files kept while a Navy artist during World War II; writings; sketchbooks; calendars and record books, 1926-1945; correspondence, printed material, and photographs regarding mural commissions; correspondence and printed material regarding exhibitions, lectures, publications and organizations; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mural, marine painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Naval artist during World War II, director of the Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Connecticut, and trustee of Marine Museum, New York City. d. 1950.

Donated 1961 by Mrs. Griffith Baily Coale, widow of Griffith Coale.

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