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Kenneth Shopen papers, 1931-1984

Shopen, Kenneth, 1902-1967



Collection Information

Size: 2.7 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical writings and U.S. Army papers, 1940-1961; letters, 1945-1946, from Shopen to his wife, Sylvia; business correspondence, 1932-1984; art works, including a print, a watercolor, 54 sketches and 2 sketchbooks by Shopen, a print by Arthur B. Davies, and 2 prints by Otto Schneider; a scrapbook kept while art critic for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, 1953-1956, containing letters and clippings of reviews; receipts; an address book; writings and notes on art and a notebook of quotes; subject files on the War Department and Shopen's teaching position at the University of Illinois; printed material, 1946-1957; and photographs, slides and negatives of Shopen, friends, family, and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art critic, educator; Chicago, Ill. full name is George Kenneth Shopen


Donated 1988 by Timothy Shopen, Kenneth Shopen's son.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Kenneth Shopen papers, 1931-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.