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Franklin C. Watkins papers, 1909-1973

Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 5.9 Linear feet, (on 6 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; writings and notes; business and financial records; scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and miscellany.
REEL D24: A scrapbook, 1931-1932, containing clippings about Watkins' painting, SUICIDE IN COSTUME, which won first prize in the 30th Carnegie Institute International Exhibition of Modern Paintings, 1931.
REELS 2411-2415: Correspondence with artists, art collectors and gallery owners; photographs of Watkins and his work; writings and notes; business and financial records; scrapbooks containing printed material; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Philadelphia, Pa.


Material on reel D24 donated 1956 by Franklin C. Watkins; material on reels 2411-2415 donated 1975 by Mrs. Ida Harkness, widow of Watkins.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D24 & 2411-2415 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Franklin C. Watkins papers, 1909-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.