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Lynd Ward papers, 1934-1964

Ward, Lynd Kendall, 1905-1985

Painter, Author, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet

Summary: Letters, notes, business records, art works, printed material, and photographs relating to Ward's involvement in the American Artists' Congress (1936-1945), the Artists League of America (1934-1949), the Independent Citizens Committee for the Arts, Sciences, and Professions (1944-1948), the Limited Editions Club competition (1932-1957), and the Society of American Graphic Artists (1940-1964). Artists represented in the files include Grace Albee, John Taylor Arms, Fritz Eichenberg, Antonio Frasconi, Jacob Kainen, Clare Leighton, Prentiss Taylor, Max Weber, Stow Wengenroth, Art Young, Adja Yunkers, William Zorach.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lynd Ward (1905-1985) was a printmaker, illustrator, and writer in Cresskill, New Jersey. Illustrated over 100 books. President, Society of American Graphic Artists, 1953-1959.


Donated 1972-1973 by Lynd Ward.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 141 and 4466-4468 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Lynd Ward papers, 1934-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.