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William C. Grauer papers, 1922-2001

Grauer, William C., 1895-1985

Muralist, Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, muralist and teacher, William C. Grauer, measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1922-2001. Included is biographical material, photographs and slides, artwork, printed material and correspondence. 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, resumes, and interview transcripts with Grauer conducted by family members. Photographs and slides are of Grauer, his family and friends, his studio, and 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, brochures, and exhibition announcement and invitiation related to Grauer's career as a muralist and his work at Old White Art Colony. Also included is scattered correspondence.

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 and in 2020 by Vanderhoof and Melanie McGauran, Grauer's granddaughter.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

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