Samuel Thal papers, 1942-1976

Thal, Samuel, b. 1903 d. 1964
Painter, Sculptor, Etcher
Active in Boston, Mass.

Collection size: ca. 150 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; sketchbooks; a file on the [Jacques] Maroger medium, including instructions for preparation, receipts for materials, and clippings; Thal's notes on his paintings and prints; press releases; loan receipts; and an exhibition catalog.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, etcher, sculptor; Boston, Mass. Thal was a follower of Maroger's medium, which is a painting technique based on that of the Old Masters and "rediscovered" by Parisian artist Jacques Maroger. It involves the use of a special resin and oil emulsion in colloidal solution with pigment.

Lent 1982 by Anna Thal, Thal's daughter.

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