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John Angel papers, 1912-1960

Angel, John, 1881-1960



Collection Information

Size: 4.1 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material; general correspondence; files on sculpture commissions containing correspondence, financial material, notes, blueprints, a few sketches; writings, lectures, and notes by Angel; 30 sketchbooks (28.8 x 21.9 cm. or smaller), undated, 1912-1958, and 64 sketches (26.5 x 35.5 cm. or smaller), undated, in pencil, ink, chalk, and watercolor depicting architectural elements, statues, figure studies, portraits, and landscapes, some signed; clippings; catalogs; photos of Angel, Angel at work, his studio, and works of art; a scrapbook of clippings and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Born in England. Studied at Royal Academy Art Schools. Executed sculpture for churches in Oxford, Yorkshire, Exeter, and Bridgewater, England and for St. John the Divine, New York City, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. and many statues throughout the United States.


Donated 1981 by Henry S. Angel, son of John Angel.

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How to Cite This Collection

John Angel papers, 1912-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.