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Samuel Thal papers, 1942-1976

Thal, Samuel, 1903-1964

Painter, Etcher, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, ca. 150 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; sketchbooks; a file on the [Jacques] Maroger medium, including instructions for preparation, receipts for materials, and clippings; Thal's notes on his paintings and prints; press releases; loan receipts; and an exhibition catalog.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, etcher, sculptor; Boston, Mass. Thal was a follower of Maroger's medium, which is a painting technique based on that of the Old Masters and "rediscovered" by Parisian artist Jacques Maroger. It involves the use of a special resin and oil emulsion in colloidal solution with pigment.


Lent 1982 by Anna Thal, Thal's daughter.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Anna Thal, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2379 available at Archives of American Art offices and 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

Samuel Thal papers, 1942-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.