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Karl R. Free sketchbooks, [ca. 1920-1940]

Karl R. Free sketchbooks, [ca. 1920-1940]

Free, Karl R., 1903-1947


Collection Information

Size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Summary: Sketchbooks containing sketches and descriptions of art seen in London, Brussels, Antwerp and Germany and figure drawings of animals and humans.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York City. Studied with Joseph Pennell, Boardman Robinson and Kenneth Hayes Miller. WPA artist.


Lent for microfilming, 1954, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel P16 (fr. 440-737) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Karl R. Free sketchbooks, [ca. 1920-1940]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.