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Leon Kroll papers, circa 1900-1988

Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974

Painter, Art critic

Representative image for Leon Kroll papers, circa 1900-1988

The papers of Leon Kroll in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2009. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 11,254 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 8.7 linear feet

Summary: The papers of realist painter, muralist, and educator Leon Kroll date from circa 1900 to 1988 and measure 8.7 linear feet. The collection documents Kroll's painting career, teaching, and active participation in numerous art organizations. Over one-half of the collection is correspondence with artists, schools, galleries, museums, patrons, arts organizations, family members, and others. Also found are scattered biographical material, writings and notes, legal and financial records, exhibition catalogs, clippings, other printed material, photographs of Kroll and colleagues, loose drawings, and nine sketchbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leon Kroll (1884-1974) was a leading realist painter during the 1920s and 1930s.

Provenance

Leon Kroll donated a portion of his papers in 1968. His widow, Genevieve Kroll, donated the rest of the papers in 1976.Two additions were donated in 2019, via Cory Churches and the Estate of Grace Pugh, both descendants of Kroll.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.