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Vincent Aderente papers, 1906-1960

Aderente, Vincent, 1880-1941

Muralist

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1 microfilm reel, 130 items on partial microfilm reel

Summary: The microfilm collection of the Vincent Aderente papers contains correspondence (1910-circa 1934), including four letters from Edwin Blashfield; 5 sketches by Aderente; and notes and printed material on three mural commissions executed by Aderente. Commissions include murals at the main post office in Flushing, NY depicting local historical events; at the general court house in Jamaica, NY (circa 1942-1943) depicting the different periods of law from Egyptian to American; and at the main branch of the Lincoln Savings Bank in Brooklyn, NY depicting Lincoln's life. Also included in the collection is a list of portraits and murals by Aderente, including works by Edwin Blashfield on which Aderente worked as an assistant; a photograph of Aderente; and printed material, including many reproductions of Aderente's murals and graphic work, and a series of booklets on the history of the Detroit Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

Vincent Aderente (1880-1941) was an Italian American muralist. He studied at the Art Students League and was Edwin Blashfield's assistant. Aderente's work can be found across the United States, including at St. Matthew's Cathedral; the Detroit Public Library; the United States Post Office in Flushing, Queens; the Queens County Court House; and the Long Island Savings Bank.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1969 by Mrs. Vincent Aderente, widow of Aderente.

Related Materials

The Detroit Public Library Burton Historical Collection holds the Vincent Aderente papers, 1899-1965.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D32 available at Archives of American Art and through inter library 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

Vincent Aderente papers, 1906-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.