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Samuel Thal papers, 1942-1976

Samuel Thal papers, 1942-1976

Thal, Samuel, 1903-1964

Sculptor, Painter, Etcher

Collection Information

Size: 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.

Provenance

Lent 1982 by Anna Thal, Thal's daughter.

Location of Originals

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

Alternative Forms Available

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.