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Bradley Walker Tomlin papers, 1910-1967

Tomlin, Bradley Walker, 1899-1953

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 430 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence mostly with family members, including letters from Tomlin while in Paris, London, and New York, 1924-1929; exhibition catalogs and announcements; illustrations for children's books and magazine covers; sketches; photographs, including some of Frank London, Antoinette Schulte, Sylvia Pedlar, Robert Motherwell, and Herbert Ferber; miscellaneous professional papers; three statements of policy regarding united action by painters, including "Declaration to the American Avant-Garde Painters by Georges Mathieu," October 1952; and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator; Woodstock and Syracuse, N.Y.


Lent and donated 1970 by Lila Tomlin Northrup, Earl H. Tomlin, and Marguerite Dockstader, Tomlin's sisters and brother. Ca. 100 items were subsequently given.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • A portion of the original materials microfilmed was returned to the lenders/donors after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 19 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Patrons must use microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Bradley Walker Tomlin papers, 1910-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.