Roswell Weidner papers, 1930-1989

Weidner, Roswell T., b. 1911 d. 1999
Painter, Art teacher
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 0.5 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Resumes, awards, and a typescript of an interview of Weidner conducted by a University of Pennsylvania student in 1986, regarding Weidner's years with the Federal Art Project. The interview includes a discussion of Dox Thrash and the carborundum print. Also included are statements on art; talks delivered by Weidner regarding the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; typescripts of writings by Ben Shahn, George Stout, and Francis Speight; correspondence regarding commissions, sales and exhibitions; letters from John Kucera, Francis Speight, Franklin Watkins and E.P. Richardson;

consignment lists; photographs of Weidner teaching and of exhibition installations; clippings; and exhibition catalogs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art instructor and painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Worked on the Federal Art Project, 1937-1939, before joining the staff of the Academy in 1939.

Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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