Otto Walter Beck papers, 1913-1918

Beck, Walter, b. 1864 d. 1954
Painter, Sculptor
Active in N.Y.

Collection size: 0.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: Letters from John S. Mosby about Beck's painting of Mosby with his Civil War Cavalry unit, and a rough sketch of the painting; Beck's 1913 daily calendar; a collection of signatures; notes; Beck's World War I veterans pin; and a scrapbook of portraits of Civil War soldiers by Beck, comprising photographs and details on each work.

Biographical/Historical Note: Walter Beck (1864-1954) was a portrait painter in Dayton, Ohio.

Transferred 1979 by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, who purchased Beck's Civil War portraits, and in 2015 by the Smithsonian American Art/ Portrtait Gallery Library.

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