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A Finding Aid to the Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962, bulk 1857-1899 | Digitized Collection

Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962, bulk 1857-1899

Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896

Sculptor

This site provides access to the papers of Olin Levi Warner in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 2,299 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 1.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Olin Levi Warner measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1857 to 1962 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1857 to 1899. The collection documents Warner's art student days in Paris and his career as a sculptor, primarily in New York City. Found are scattered biographical materials and writings, including a speech by Warner about the Paris Commune of 1871; personal and professional correspondence; clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; sculpture project files; and photographs of Warner, his studio, his family, and notable figures who sat for him, including artist J. Alden Weir, and his artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Olin Levi Warner (1844-1896) was a sculptor active in New York, London, and Paris.

Provenance

The Olin Levi Warner papers were donated in several accretions between 1972 and 1977 by his daughters Rosalie Warner Jones and Frances O. Warner, and Rosalie's daughter Frances Follin Jones. Additional materials were transferred to the Archives in 2005 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Funding

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