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Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010

Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005

Muralist, Art teacher, Painter, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 9.9 Linear feet; 7.31 Gigabytes

Summary: The Jack Stewart papers are dated 1926-2010 and measure 9.9 linear feet and 7.31 GB. A significant portion of the collection concerns Stewart's dissertation, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989), related research, writings, and exhibitions on the subject. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials document his career as a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jack Stewart (1926-2005) was a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator in New York City. After developing an interest in graffiti in the 1970s, Stewart eventually wrote a dissertation on the subject, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989) and was recognized as an expert on mass transit art.

Provenance

Donated in 2010 by Regina Stewart, widow of Jack Stewart.

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Language Note

English .