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Myer Abel papers, 1940-1965

Abel, Myer, 1904-1946

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (78 items on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A biographical sketch; correspondence, including letters from Abel to his wife, 1943-1945, many with drawings and sketches; photographs of Abel's ten India series paintings, painted while he was stationed there in 1945, with descriptions of their symbolism; notes on color theory; a list of his paintings; his military record and certificate; two articles; 14 clippings; and a memorial booklet written by Norwood Chamberlin.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Donated 1974 by Mrs. Marcella Braunstein widow of Abel.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1121 available 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. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Myer Abel papers, 1940-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.