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Luvena Vysekal newspaper clippings and photos concerning Edouard Vysekal, 1910-1942

Vysekal, Luvena Buchanan, 1873-1954,

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.3 linear ft.

Summary: Newspaper clippings and photographs, 1910-1942, regarding painter Edouard Vysekal, removed from a larger scrapbook compiled by Vysekal's wife, Luvena.

Biographical/Historical Note

Modernist muralist Edouard A. Vysekal (1890-1939) studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under John H. Vanderpoel and later with Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. While teaching at the Art Institute he met his future wife, Luvena Buchanan (1873-1954), a student, in 1914. He and his wife Luvena were commissioned to execute a mural for the Barbara Worth Hotel in El Centro. He also taught at the Los Angeles Art Students League and at Otis Art Institute (1922-1939).


Donated 1999 by Jean Casebier, whose father was a close friend of the Vysekals and executor the Luvena's estate. According to Casebier, the remainder of the scrapbook, and any other papers, were probably discarded

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How to Cite This Collection

Luvena Vysekal newspaper clippings and photos concerning Edouard Vysekal, 1910-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.