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Mary Reardon papers, 1920-2002, bulk 1940-1990

Reardon, Mary, 1912-2002

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 5.6 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material; printed material; early childhood drawings by Reardon; photographs of Reardon and her works of art; files on major mural commissions and programs; files on Mexico, including the mural school of David Alfaro Siquieros; studio records; photographs of Reardon and her work; correspondence; sketches; and clippings. Major mural commissions include the Baltimore Cathedral, 1959, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, 1973, and the St. Louis Cathedral, 1984.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and muralist; Hingham, Mass.; b. 1912; d. 2002.


Donated 2004 by the Reardon estate via Martha A. R. Bewick, Reardon's niece and executor.

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Mary Reardon papers, 1920-2002, bulk 1940-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.