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Ethel Paxson papers, 1903-1982

Paxson, Ethel Easton, 1885-1982

Painter, Author, Sculptor, Educator, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical material, including resumes, membership cards, and an award certificate; correspondence, including letters to her teacher, (Charlotte) Lilla Yale; writings, 1960 and 1976, including a manuscript "My Memories of Lilla Yale", 1976; a scrapbook of clippings and loose clippings; exhibition annoncements and catalogs; three books, MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH BRAZIL, 1970, EUROPE WITH PEN AND BRUSH: RIO REVISITED, 1975, and PARTING WORDS FROM ETHEL, 1982; photographs and an annotated photo album; and printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, illustrator, block printer, writer, and teacher; Essex, Conn. Also known by Ethel Paxson DuClos, but rarely used this name professionally.


The donor, Chester DuClos, is the widower of Ethel Paxson.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3832 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ethel Paxson papers, 1903-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.