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Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977

Stempler, Stephen


Collection Information

Size: 5 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Three photographs and two clippings about Stempler's discovery in 1972 of two mural panels by Gorky at the Newark, New Jersey Airport, executed while Gorky worked for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in 1937. [Microfilm title: Arshile Gorky papers]

Biographical/Historical Note

Stempler was an employee of the Port Authority of New York. He had known of the existence of the murals from Saul Wenegrat of the Port Authority's Architectural Services, and discovered them while surveying the art deco architectural details of the building.


Donated by Stephen Stempler, 1977.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2813 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals, 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.