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A Finding Aid to the Fred Mitchell papers, 1938-2007

Fred Mitchell papers, 1938-2007

Mitchell, Fred, 1923-2012

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 14.3 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Fred Mitchell, 1938-2007, measure 14.3 liner feet. Correspondence, writings, 29 diaries, and subject files document his personal life and career as a painter and educator in New York City. The papers also include biographical materials, artwork, sketchbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Fred Mitchell (1923-2013), a painter and educator who worked in New York City, was among the first artists to open a studio in Coenties Slip on the East River in downtown Manhattan.

Provenance

Fred Mitchell donated a small amount of printed material and photograhs in 1972. The majority of the papers were donated in 2013 by Fred Pajerski, Fred Mitchell's nephew.