James Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]

Watrous, James Scales, b. 1908
Painter, Muralist
Active in Madison, Wis.

Collection size: 1.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Research and teaching files relating to murals, painted ca. 1933-1966, many for the Public Works of Art Project and Department of the Treasury, and muralists, consisting mainly of two-card indexes listing murals by city and by artist; miscellaneous files on more than 50 artists, many of whom are muralists; a seminar paper by Watrous, "Nineteenth Century Criticism of Degas"; and photographs of murals by Victor Arnautoff, Frank Bergman, John Ballator, Jose Moya Del Pino, and Paul Sample.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, mural painter, art historian; Madison, Wisc. Full name is James Scales Watrous.

Donated 1966 by James Watrous.

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