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Frederic Jean Thalinger papers, [ca. 1929-1988], 1935-1965 (bulk dates)

Frederic Jean Thalinger papers, [ca. 1929-1988], 1935-1965 (bulk dates)

Thalinger, Frederic Jean, 1915-1965


Collection Information

Size: 3.1 linear ft.

Summary: A family history, an interview with Ciel Frampton, Thalinger's Senior Thesis for Antioch College, letters between Thalinger and his wife Ciel Frampton during World War II, sketches and drawings, photographs and other materials document the lives and careers of sculptor Frederic Jean Thalinger and his painter father, E. Oscar Thalinger. Biographical material includes a family history written by Thalinger's son Ernest, resumes, certificates, address books, notes and clippings on both Frederic and Oscar, an inventory of Oscar's paintings and Ernest's March 1987 audio tape of his mother's reminiscences about meeting Frederic.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, born in St. Louis, Missouri. Father, E. Oscar Thalinger, was a painter and served as registrar at the City Art Museum, St. Louis.


Ernest Thalinger assembled, collected and annotated his father's papers. He compiled the family history and updated resume. The placement of photographs of sculpture into subject files is based on Ernest Thalinger's prior arrangement and annotations of the papers.

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Frederic Jean Thalinger papers, [ca. 1929-1988], 1935-1965 (bulk dates). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.