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Wendell Jones papers, 1933-1969

Jones, Wendell, 1899-1956

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.5 Linear feet, (200 items)

Summary: Letters, undated and 1937-1961, mostly dealing with Jones' mural in the Rome, N.Y. Post Office, done for the Section of Fine Arts; correspondence with Edward Bruce, Forbes Watson, Juliana Force, Edward Rowan, and Eugene Speicher; photographs of Jones, his family, his paintings, and of other Woodstock area artists including Philip Guston, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Harry Burlin, Herman Cherry, Marion Greenwood, Raoul Hague, Fletcher Martin, and Dorothy Varian; a contract, 1940, for a the Post Office mural; and other business records including check stubs, vouchers and receipts.
Also included are a manuscript by Jones entitled "Article of Faith" for MAGAZINE OF ART, October, 1940; a scrapbook of clippings; and exhibition catalogs, 1957-1969, a press release, 1938, and several clippings, 1933-1948.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and muralist; Woodstock, N.Y.; b. 1899; d. 1956.


Donated 1982 and 1983 by Jane Jones widow of Wendell Jones.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Wendell Jones papers, 1933-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.