Sol Wilson papers, 1919-1975

Wilson, Sol, b. 1896 d. 1974
Painter, Muralist, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: ca. 2.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
Addition: 0.6 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; scrapbooks; sketchbooks and sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and printed material.

REEL N69-61: 2 scrapbooks containing correspondence, 1963-1965, and photographs, 1924-1965.

REEL NY65-3: Correspondence, 1947-1962, and a clipping from the New York Herald Tribune "This Week" magazine. Correspondents include the Babcock Galleries, Louis Bouche, David Burliuk, Philip Evergood, and Edward Hopper.

REEL 51: Sketchbooks, 1935-1962, 11v., and loose sketches.

UNMICROFILMED: Letters; photographs, slides, and negatives, of Wilson, his work, and his family and friends; catalogs, announcements, clippings, and other printed material; and 2 scrapbooks of clippings, catalogs and reproductions.

ADDITION (0.6 linear ft.): Correspondence with the Babcock Gallery, the Provincetown Art Association, and letters from Edward Rowan, Section of the Fine Arts concerning Wilson's post office commission in Delmar, NY, 1940; 15 photographs show Wilson and classmates in the life class at the National Academy of Design, Wilson with Nicolai Cikovsky, Moses and Raphael Soyer, Alexander Dobkin, and Chaim Gross, and a young Jacob Lawrence, who had studied with Wilson at the American Artists School, and Wilson with Chaim Gross; an undated lecture by Wilson; a WNYC Radio interview with Wilson and Frank Kleinholz, March 29, 1944; and printed material, including articles, clippings, a resume, exhibition history, and press releases.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y. Born 1896 in Vilno, Poland. Died 1974.

Material on microfilm lent for microfilming 1965-1971 by Wilson; unmicrofilmed material donated 1975 by Mrs. Sol Wilson; and addition donated 2000 by Jacqueline M. Arkin, Sol Wilson's daughter.

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