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Samuel Wilson Frazer papers, [circa 1880-1980]

Frazer, Samuel Wilson, 1866-1954

Photographer, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 2.1 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; manuscript and notes for Frazer's book on air-brush techniques, Treatise on the Air Brush (1915); inventory of work; photographs of Frazer and of his work; orders for portraits; financial records, ca. 1933-ca. 1955; exhibition notices; brochures for the Scott Carbee School of Art, Boston; a work of art; and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, air brush artist, photographer; Boston, Mass. Attended the Art Students League in N.Y. and studied under John Twachtman, J. Carroll Beckwith and Willard Metcalf. He was a charter member of the Brooklyn Pen and Pencil Club, and a member of the Boston Art Club. He was a pioneer in the field of air-brush art and published a book on the subject in 1915. He became an instructor at the Scott Carbee School of Art in Boston in 1943.


Lent 1991 by Gertrude Frazer, daughter of Samuel Frazer. She subsequently donated the material in March 1993.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Samuel Wilson Frazer papers, [circa 1880-1980]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.