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Will Foster papers, 1919-1974

Foster, William Frederick, 1882-1953

Painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.5 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, 1939-1948; correspondence, undated and 1937-1954; business records, 1938-1953; 1 pen and ink drawing; reproductions of works of art, clippings, and exhibition catalogs and announcements undated and 1919-1974, photographs of Foster, his family and works of art, undated; and an album containing photographs of Foster, his family, works of art, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, portrait painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y. and Los Angeles, California.


Donated by Donna Foster Paxton, daughter of Will Paxton, 1986.

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How to Cite This Collection

Will Foster papers, 1919-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.