William Valentine Schevill papers, [ca. 1880-1935]

Schevill, William Valentine, b. 1864 d. 1951
Painter
Active in Calif.; N.Y.

Collection size: 5.3 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence; art work, consisting of sketches (including a pencil sketch of Ferdinand Schevill), sketchbooks, drawings, and oil sketches on board; lists of works kept by his wife, Elizabeth Meier Schevill; exhibition announcements; clippings; photographs of Schevill, his family, his work, and his studio/living quarters in Munich, Germany; reference photographs; and printed material. Included in the correspondence is a note from President Taft and a telegram from Princess Irene of Prussia.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter; Cincinnati, Oh., St. Louis, Mo., New York, N.Y., and Munich, Germany. The original spelling of the family name was Schwill. Among Schevill's important sitters are Prince Henry of Prussia, Schevill's brother, the historian Ferdinand Schevill, and President William Howard Taft.

Donated 1996 by Barbara Lawrence (Mrs. William E.) Schevill, daughter-in-law of William V. Schevill and in 1998 by Peter Lawrence, a grandson.

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