Painter, Educator, Sculptor, Designer
Collection size: 620 items (on 1 microfilm reel).
Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1932-1969, mostly personal, with Laure Ferren, his first wife, and Inez Chatfield Ferren, his second wife, and others; military papers relating to his service as Chief of Publications Section, Psychological Warfare Branch during World War II; and diaries, 1927-28, 1931-33, and 1939, with both brief and extensive entries on activities and his philosophy. Also found are family photographs; a sketchbook; personal records and résumés from his teaching career; writings by Ferren on art; exhibition catalogs, 1928-1966; clippings; and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor, designer, graver, and teacher.
Lent for microfilming 1972 by Mrs. Rae Tonkel Ferren.
How to Use this Collection
- Microfilm reel 371 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with John Ferren, 1965 June 12
- Oral history interview with John Ferren, 1968 June 7
- Image Gallery items from other collections related to Ferren, John