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James Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]

Watrous, James Scales, 1908-

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Research and teaching files relating to murals, painted ca. 1933-1966, many for the Public Works of Art Project and Department of the Treasury, and muralists, consisting mainly of two-card indexes listing murals by city and by artist; miscellaneous files on more than 50 artists, many of whom are muralists; a seminar paper by Watrous, "Nineteenth Century Criticism of Degas"; and photographs of murals by Victor Arnautoff, Frank Bergman, John Ballator, Jose Moya Del Pino, and Paul Sample.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter, art historian; Madison, Wisc. Full name is James Scales Watrous.


Donated 1966 by James Watrous.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 839-840 available at Archives of American Art offices 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 Watrous papers, [ca. 1933-1966]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.