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Albert Pels papers, [ca. 1931-1946]

Pels, Albert, 1910?-1998

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet, (600 items)

Summary: A resume; personal and business correspondence; financial receipts; correspondence with the Treasury Department regarding murals painted by Pels in Wilmington, De. and Normal, Ill. for the Section of Fine Arts during the Depression; ca. 450 sketches of street scenes, figures, and mural studies for government murals; signatures and notes from Kenneth Hayes Miller and William Palmer; photographs of Pels and his work; clippings; exhibition catalogs; and a scrapbook containing clippings, announcements, and letters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art school administrator; Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, N.Y. Born May 7, 1910; died 1998. Painted murals for the Section of Fine Arts under the Department of the Treasury government work-relief art projects.


Donated 1979 by Albert Pels.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Albert Pels papers, [ca. 1931-1946]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.