James Buchanan Winn papers, 1927-1979

Winn, James Buchanan, b. 1905 d. 1979
Painter, Muralist, Inventor
Active in Tx.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical data, a chronology and description of Winn's works, 1930-1979; magazine and newspaper clippings; printed material about Winn; a patent for Winn's invention MONOLITHIC WALL FORMING APPARATUS, 1964; printed illustrations by Winn, 1931-1933; 2 stamps designed by Winn, 1945; pencil drawings illustrating vanishing points and perspectives; figure studies, sketches and preliminary drawings for murals; blueprints and renderings; and photographs of Winn, his murals and works of art, undated and 1929-1958.

MICROFILM NOTE: Hooks-Epstein Galleries material and Chester Snowden works of art erroneously microfilmed with the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, muralist, inventor; Wimberly, Texas. Nicknamed "Buck".

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Donated 1980 by K. W. E., Winn's daughter, except clippings, printed material & 6 photos which she lent for microfilming.

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