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Greta Kempton papers, 1942-1975

Kempton, Greta, 1903-1991

Portrait painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of portrait painter Greta Kempton measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1975. The papers document Kempton's career as an artist and include biographical material, correspondence, an exhibition file, printed material, photographs, and scattered writings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Greta Kempton (1903-1991) was a portrait painter active in New York City and Ohio. She is noted for her portraits of Harry S. Truman and his family.


Greta Kempton donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1976 and 1977.

Related Materials

Language Note

English .


Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program