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A Finding Aid to the Charles Green Shaw papers, 1686, 1833-1979, bulk, 1909-1974

Charles Green Shaw papers, 1686, 1833-1979, bulk, 1909-1974

Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974

Painter, Author, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 45.6 linear feet

Summary: The collection measures 45.6 linear feet and and documents the life of American abstract artist, writer, poet, and illustrator Charles Green Shaw. The papers date from 1833-1979 with the bulk of the material spanning 1909-1974 and a single item of ephemera dating from 1686. Shaw's personal life and career are well documented through biographical information, correspondence, writings, extensive diaries and sketchbooks, scattered financial records, scrapbooks and other printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) was a painter and writer from New York, N.Y.


Charles Green Shaw bequeathed his scrapbooks to the Archives of American Art in 1974. The remaining papers were a gift of his estate in 1975.

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