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James Buchanan Winn papers, 1927-1979

Winn, James Buchanan, 1905-1979

Muralist, Painter, Inventor


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical data, a chronology and description of Winn's works, 1930-1979; magazine and newspaper clippings; printed material about Winn; a patent for Winn's invention MONOLITHIC WALL FORMING APPARATUS, 1964; printed illustrations by Winn, 1931-1933; 2 stamps designed by Winn, 1945; pencil drawings illustrating vanishing points and perspectives; figure studies, sketches and preliminary drawings for murals; blueprints and renderings; and photographs of Winn, his murals and works of art, undated and 1929-1958.
MICROFILM NOTE: Hooks-Epstein Galleries material and Chester Snowden works of art erroneously microfilmed with the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, muralist, inventor; Wimberly, Texas. Nicknamed "Buck".


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1980 by K. W. E., Winn's daughter, except clippings, printed material & 6 photos which she lent for microfilming.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Frames 630-657: Originals returned to Kathryn Winn Eoff after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3348-3349 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

James Buchanan Winn papers, 1927-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.