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Ward Lockwood papers, 1913-1963

Lockwood, Ward, 1894-1963

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1.5 Items, linear ft.(on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, 1913-1963, regarding Lockwood's work on murals for government buildings, and letters from Andrew Dasburg, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Abraham Rattner; a 23 page diary, 1931-1933; an anecdotal reminiscence of John Marin; career resumes; 6 sketchbooks; 6 speech texts; material relating to mural projects in Washington, D.C., in Lexington, Kentucky, and in Wichita, Kansas; photographs of Lockwood, his works, and of mural classes; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mural painter, painter and educator; born in Kansas; attended University of Kansas, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Ransom Academy in Paris. Worked on various government buildings painting murals for the WPA. Taught in the art departments at University of Texas, University of California at Berkeley and elsewhere. Lived in Taos, N.M. for many years.


Donated 1964 by Mrs. Ward Lockwood, widow of Lockwood.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 534-535. available 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

Ward Lockwood papers, 1913-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.