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Dane Chanase papers, 1930-1960

Dane Chanase papers, 1930-1960

Chanase, Dane, 1895-1975

Muralist, Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 2000 items.

Summary: Cartoons for a WPA mural in the Columbus High School, Washington, D.C.; biographical material; notes on various subjects, including art, industrial design, music and history; miscellaneous writings; study photographs of works of art; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements; and printed material about other artists, including Boardman Robinson, Thomas Hart Benton, Dean Cornwell, Frank Brangwyn, George Baller and Chanase's wife, Ausubel Sheva.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, mural painter and sculptor; New York, N.Y. Also known as Richard Dane Chanase.


Material was left in Chanase's former residence and was donated by subsequent occupants, Genie and Moshe Szajngarten.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Dane Chanase papers, 1930-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.