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Charles Baskerville papers, 1936-1976

Baskerville, Charles, 1896-1994

Portrait painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 83 items on 1 microfilm reel

Summary: The microfilmed Charles Baskerville papers consist of 40 letters (1937-1972), mostly about portraits done by Baskerville from friends and clients; biographical data; two magazine articles pertaining to Baskerville; and 25 exhibition catalogues and announcements (1936-1976). Also included are two albums, one containing photographs of portraits by Baskerville, and one containing photographs of Baskerville and miscellaneous printed material; and 12 loose photographs of Baskerville, including one with Gene Tunny and Charles Lindbergh.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Baskerville, Jr. (1896-1994) was a painter and muralist in New York, New York known primarily for his portraits of heads of state, military leaders, prominent members of society. Baskerville served in the Rainbow Division during World War I and sketched his fellow soldiers while convalescing from a wound. During World War II he was a lieutenant colonel with the Army Air Force and was the official portrait painter, creating more than 60 portraits of officers and enlisted men.


Lent for microfilming 1976 by Charles Baskerville.

Related Materials

The Cornell University Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections holds the Charles Baskerville papers.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to lender after microfilming. Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, owns 10.4 cubic feet of Charles Baskerville papers.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 577 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Charles Baskerville papers, 1936-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.