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J. Louis Lundean papers, 1924-1956

J. Louis Lundean papers, 1924-1956

Lundean, J. Louis, 1894 or 6-1961

Painter, Educator, Author, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft. (65 items on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Clippings, 1924-1956; a biographical sketch; photographs of Lundean's work, mostly paintings of hunting scenes, 2 photographs of Lundean; magazine articles with illustrations by Lundean; an exhibition catalog, 1939; poster; 3 press releases; and miscellaneous papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator, writer, painter, lecturer, and teacher; born in Newcastle, Wyoming. Birthdate also cited as 1896. Specialized in painting the American West, especially American Indians and horses. Also well known for his pictures of race horses and his portraits of Will Rogers and Robert E. Lee.


The donor, Marjorie Howlett, is the widow of Louis Lundean.

Microfilm reel 828 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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