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John Mathews Friel papers, 1956-1978

Friel, John Mathews, 1938-1971



Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: Biographical data; correspondence; sketchbooks; notebooks of writings; clippings and magazine articles; photos and slides of Friel and of his works of art; and miscellany. Also included are letters to Friel's mother concerning his death, memorial lectures, and an exhibition.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Pullman, Washington. Studied art at Washington State University, at the Brooklyn Museum, and at the Los Angeles Art School. Committed suicide in 1971.


Donated 1980 by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Friels, John Matthew Friel's parents.

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How to Cite This Collection

John Mathews Friel papers, 1956-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.