Papers related to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977

Stempler, Stephen

Collection size: 5 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Three photographs and two clippings about Stempler's discovery in 1972 of two mural panels by Gorky at the Newark, New Jersey Airport, executed while Gorky worked for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in 1937. [Microfilm title: Arshile Gorky papers]

Biographical/Historical Note: Stempler was an employee of the Port Authority of New York. He had known of the existence of the murals from Saul Wenegrat of the Port Authority's Architectural Services, and discovered them while surveying the art deco architectural details of the building.

Donated by Stephen Stempler, 1977.

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