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Myron Chester and Muriel Leone (Tyler) Nutting papers, 1890-1972

Nutting, Myron Chester, 1890-1972

Muralist, Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 6 Linear feet, (1,022 items)

Summary: The papers record activities of the Nuttings during their time in Europe in the 1920s where they knew James and Nora Joyce. Included are: correspondence; diaries (11 vols.), 1956-1972; 825 sketches and drawings by Myron; 61 sketchbooks; 130 photographs of the Nuttings, of their studio, and of Myron's work; 5 photograph albums; a 1936 calendar; 2 notebooks, and a scrapbook, 1916-1919.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter, drawing specialist, educator, and lecturer; born in 1890, died in 1972. Attended Museum Fine Arts School, Boston, the Art Students League. Studied under Maurice Denis and Henri Lhote. Married Muriel Leone Tyler.


The donor, Ruth Tyler Ludlow, is a relative of Muriel Tyler Nutting.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Myron Chester and Muriel Leone (Tyler) Nutting papers, 1890-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.