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Nickolas Muray papers, 1910-1992

Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965

Photographer

This site provides access to the papers of Nickolas Muray in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,031 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of photographer Nickolas Muray measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1978. Found within the papers are biographical materials; business and personal correspondence, including a handful of letters from Frida Kahlo; writings; teaching files, primarily of photography courses taught at New York University; printed material; artwork; and photographic materials of Muray, his family and friends, and his work. There is a 0.6 linear feet Unprocessed Addition which includes biographical material, correspondence, photographs, research notes and a diary about Africa, and a subject file on the book The Revealing Eye, Personalities of the 1920s, written by Paul Gallico with photographs taken by Muray, 1967.

Biographical/Historical Note

Photographer Nickolas Muray (1892-1965) lived and worked in New York, New York and was known for his portrait, fashion, and advertising photography and for his mastery of the carbro color printing process.

Provenance

The papers were donated in 1988 and 2019 by Muray's daughter, Mimi Murray.

Language Note

The collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.