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Terry Schoonhoven papers, 1969-1980

Terry Schoonhoven papers, 1969-1980

Schoonhoven, Terry, 1945-2002

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: The Terry Schoonhoven papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1969 to 1980. The scattered papers document Schoonhoven's career in Los Angeles as a painter, printmaker, and muralist through writings, artwork and 10 sketchbooks, and photographs.

Writings by Terry Schoonhoven include an essay about the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad. Artwork and Sketchbooks include 3 loose sketches and 10 bound sketchbooks. Many of the sketchbooks contain preliminary studies for murals, as well as measurements, lists, phone numbers, addresses, and writings. Also found within the sketchbooks are miscellaneous notes written to Schoonhoven by his wife, Sheila. Photographs depict installation views and works of art by Terry Schoonhoven.

Biographical/Historical Note

Terry Schoonhoven (1945-2002) was a painter, printmaker, and muralist who worked in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad began as a mural painting partnership 1969 with Schoonhoven as one of the founders.

Provenance

The Terry Schoonhoven papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Terry Schoonhoven in 1981.

A Finding Aid to the Terry Schoonhoven Papers, circa 1969-1980, in the Archives of American Art
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Biographical/Historical note
Terry Schoonhoven (1945-2002) was a painter, printmaker, and muralist who worked in Los Angeles. During his career he painted over forty public murals, mostly in the Los Angeles area.
Schoonhoven received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. In 1967, Schoonhoven relocated to Los Angeles where studied fine art and taught lithography courses at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1969, Schoonhoven co-founded the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad with muralist, Victor Henderson. The Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad, which also included Jim Frazin and Leonard Koren, painted murals in public spaces in the Los Angeles area from 1969 to 1974.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 3 series.
Series 1: Writings, circa 1980 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Series 2: Artwork and Sketchbooks, circa 1969-circa 1980 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Series 3: Photographs, circa 1969-1980 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Provenance
The Terry Schoonhoven papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Terry Schoonhoven in 1981.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Elissa L. Jerome in 2016.

Additional Forms Available

This collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3887 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid may not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Terry Schoonhoven papers, 1969-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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