Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962

Warner, Olin Levi, b. 1844 d. 1896
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.9 linear feet

Collection Summary: The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note: Olin Levi Warner (1844-1896) was a sculptor active in New York, N.Y., London, and Paris.

Donated by Rosalie Warner Jones and daughter Frances Follin Jones, 1972 through 1977. Portions of the materials that were originally lent by Rosalie Warner Jones were donated in subsequent gifts with the exception of the Olin Warner sketchbook (reel 270, frames 933-975) which remains in the possession of the Warner family. Materials previously microfilmed on reels 414 and 3746-3747 were merged and reprocessed, with a finding aid, in 2005, along with additional material transferred from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2005.

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