Marion Greenwood papers, 1883, circa 1933-circa 1960

Greenwood, Marion, b. 1909 d. 1970
Painter, Mosaicist, Lithographer, Portrait painter
Active in New York, N.Y.; Woodstock, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of Marion Greenwood (1909-1970), an American social realist painter and muralist who worked in both the United States and Mexico, measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to circa 1960. The collection documents Greenwood's artistic career, and is comprised of photographs, biographical materials, and printed materials.

Biographical materials include a resume from which is taken details of Greenwood's life, education, exhibition, awards, and professional experiences.

Printed materials include exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings of Greenwood's art in commercial publications, a profile of Greenwood written for "American Artist" magazine, and other miscellaneous material.

Photographs in the collection include black and white originals, negatives, copies, and snapshots, primarily documenting Marion Greenwood's work as a muralist and painter. Also present are photographs of the artist, including photographs with Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera, who inspired Greenwood to paint murals in his style; sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi; friends; and family.

Biographical/Historical Note: Marion Greenwood (1909-1970) was an American social realist painter and muralist who worked in both the United States and Mexico.

The collection was donated by Marion Greenwood in 1964, and at an earlier, unknown date.

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Within the collections of the Archives is the Oral history interview with Marion Greenwood, 1964 January 31, by Dorothy Seckler.

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