John Groth papers, 1930-1986

Groth, John, b. 1908 d. 1988
Painter, Art teacher, Illustrator

Collection size: 2.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
ADDITION: 15 items

Collection Summary: Biographical material, artwork, photographs, printed material and letters.

REEL D287: Biographical information; correspondence, primarily professional; clippings; book and art reviews; legal and personal documents; exhibition catalogs; photographs of Groth and his work; 8 small sketchbooks and a portfolio of sketches covering his artistic activities during World War II; and 10 sketchbooks and a portfolio of drawings on the Korean War.

UNMICROFILMED: Groth's birth certificate; art, education and military awards, 1948-1980; a few sketches, 5 sketchbooks, 2 watercolor paintings and many ink sketches; photographs of Groth's illustration class, works of art, Korea and Vietnam; and printed material, including newspapers, clippings, magazines, book covers and catalogs, 1930-1982.

ADDITION: Fifteen pen and ink and water color sketches by John Groth, ca. 1951.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art instructor, painter, book illustrator, war correspondent; New York, NY; d. 1988.

Material on reel D287 lent for microfilming 1966 by Groth. Unmicrofilmed materials donated 1988 by Patricia Dowling, a relative of Groth. Addition donated by Anita MacGregor, wife of Greg MacGregor who was given the sketches by Groth.

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