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Murray Percival Bewley papers, 1896-1964

Bewley, Murray Percival, 1884-1964

Painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel

Summary: A letter to "Ed" from "Percy" describing his travels in Italy; a 22-page journal by an unknown author describing Bewley's 1897 trip to the Southwest; 2 sketchbooks, one dated 1896; 2 exhibition catalogs; 3 clippings; and 5 photos of works of art and an unidentified photo of an interior.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Fort Worth, Tex. Studied with Cecelia Beaux at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, with Robert Henri and William M. Chase in N.Y. He moved to Paris in 1906, for seven years, painting and exhibiting his works at the Salon exhibitions.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1980 by Elizabeth Williams, Bewley's niece.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Elizabeth Williams after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2057 available for use through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Murray Percival Bewley papers, 1896-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.