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William C. Grauer papers, 1922-2001

Grauer, William C., 1895-1985

Muralist, Painter, Teacher


Collection Information

Size: 0.3 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, writings, photographs, artwork, and printed material documenting the career of William C. Grauer as an artist and teacher. Biographical material includes a brief biographical note, written and delivered by Grauer's daughter, Gretchen Vanderhoof, on the occasion of the 1993 Cleveland Artists Foundation benefit and awards and resumes. Photographs and slides are of Grauer, his paintings, and murals. Artwork consists of several small ink and watercolor sketches of urban scenes, animals, and the human figures by Grauer. Printed material includes clippings and brochures related to Grauer's career as a muralist and his work at Old White Art Colony.

Biographical/Historical Note

William C. Grauer (1895-1985) was a painter, muralist, and teacher in Cleveland, Ohio and White Sulphur Springs, W.V. Grauer co-founded and taught at the Old White Art Colony in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. from 1934-1940.


Donated 2012 by Gretchen Grauer Vanderhoof, William C. Grauer's daughter.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

William C. Grauer papers, 1922-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.