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Jacob Pell papers, 1925-1991

Pell, Jacob, 1898?-1991



Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet; 0.4 Linear feet, Addition

Summary: Art works, including sketches in graphite, chalk and pen and 4 sketchbooks of drawings in watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink; photographs and photocopies of photographs of Pell, his paintings, and friends; and a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition announcements, and letters.
ADDITION: Sketches, photographs of paintings, and a VHS video of art work in Lilyan Pell's home.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Los Angeles, Calif. Born in the Ukraine (both 1898 and 1900 birthdates are listed), Pell came to New York in 1913 where he began his studies at the National Academy of Design under Leon Kroll, and later at the Art Students League with John Sloan. From 1929-1931 he painted in Paris, moving back to New York in 1931, where he worked for the WPA. Pell moved to Los Angeles in 1955.


Donated by Pell's widow, Lilyan Pell, 1992-1993.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Jacob Pell papers, 1925-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.