William Gropper papers, 1916-1983, bulk 1926-1977

Gropper, William, b. 1897 d. 1977
Painter, Cartoonist, Caricaturist
Active in New Brunswick, N.J.; Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

The papers of William Gropper in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 4,578 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art


Collection size: 3.3 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of painter, illustrator, muralist, and political activist William Gropper measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1916-1983.

Biographical/Historical Note: William Gropper (1897-1977) was a painter, cartoonist, and lithographer from Croton-on-Hudson, New York. WPA muralist and painter of social comment.

Donated 1984 by Sophie Gropper (Mrs. William).

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of William Gropper conducted by Bruce Hooton in 1965. The Louis Lozowick papers contain documentation of Lozowick's research and writings for a biography of Gropper.
The Special Collections Research Center at the Syracuse University Library also holds a collection of William Gropper's papers.