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Frank J. Van Sloun letters, 1908-1930

Van Sloun, Frank J., 1879-1938

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 18 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters from Van Sloun to his family, written during his travels in Europe and while living in New York City. In a letter to his sisters, Josephine and May, Van Sloun wishes that he had more money to rent a better studio and place to live in New York, writing that as a younger man living the bohemian life style is fine, but as one gets older one likes certain comforts. In another letter he discusses his teaching at the Art Students League, and in another letter to his mother and sisters, he encloses a postcard he received form Carl Bohnen and Paul Manship, whom he was visiting in Paris.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. and San Francisco, Calif.


Donated 1984 by Elizabeth Fortune, Van Sloun's niece.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3425 available for use 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

Frank J. Van Sloun letters, 1908-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.