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Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007

Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007

Bouché, Louis George, 1896-1969

Interior designer, Muralist, Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 5.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and muralist Louis Bouché measure 5.7 linear feet and date from 1880 to 2007. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal correspondence, including correspondence from the extended Bouché family; writings; financial records; printed material; four scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs of Bouché, his family and friends, and his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Louis Bouché (1896-1969) was a painter, muralist, and educator who lived and worked in New York City.


A portion of the Louis Bouché papers were loaned for microfilming and subsequently donated by the artist and his wife in 1963 and 1972-1973. Additions were donated by Bouché's daughter, Jane Bouché Strong, in several accretions dating from 1978 to 1988. In 2011, Anne Strong, Jane B. Strong's executor, donated additional materials to the Archives of American Art.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Louis BouchÔe, one conducted by John Morse, August 7, 1959, and another by William Woolfenden on March 13, 1963.

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

Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.