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Francis Scott Bradford papers, 1917-1958

Bradford, Francis Scott, 1898-1961

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 7.2 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence mostly relating to commissions, with the exception of a series of detailed letters (typescripts), 1917-1918, from Bradford to his family written from the European war front; diary, 1925-1929; photographs; scrapbooks; sketchbooks; drawings; notes; publications; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mural painter, painter, & teacher (Cornwall Bridge, Conn.). Born in Wisconsin, Bradford studied at the Univ. of Wisconsin, at N.A.D., and in Europe. Later, he taught at N.A.D. and was made an Associate.


Donated 1962-1966 by Mrs. Ralph Ingersoll, Bradford's widow.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Francis Scott Bradford papers, 1917-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.