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Mordi Gassner papers, 1929-1981

Gassner, Mordi, 1899-1995

Muralist, Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 7 Items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, a scrapbook, art work, photographs, and a booklet designed by Gassner.
REEL 2399: A scrapbook containing biographical information, letters, photographs of Gassner, his art work, and exhibitions, notes and statements; 3 portfolios containing lithographs, studies, sketches; and scaled plans for his "Mural Monument to Modern Culture."
REEL 2812: A booklet designed by Gassner containing 8 photographs of drawings for a proposed mural and notes; an exhibition catalog, 1933; and 2 photographs of a gouache on paper entitled "Struggle."

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, designer, illustrator, mural painter; New York, N.Y. and Drake's Branch, Va. Gassner died in 1995. Born in New York, Gassner painted murals for the WPA, and for Temple House and the Granada Hotel, both in Brooklyn, N.Y., and for the Long Island Court House. He was an illustrator for Du Pont monthly, RKO Yearbook, Eminent American Illustrators.


Material on reel 2399 lent for microfilming 1982 by Mordi Gassner; provenance of material on reel 2812 is unknown.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2399: Material returned to the lender, Mordi Gassner, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

How to Cite This Collection

Mordi Gassner papers, 1929-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.