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William Gropper letter to Jane SoRelle, 1964

Gropper, William, 1897-1977

Painter, Cartoonist, Caricaturist


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A letter from Gropper to Jane SoRelle, 1964, introducing himself and explaining his intended absence from the Rome exhibition which SoRelle is arranging. He comments on the consequences of his blacklisting by Joseph McCarthy, and his hope that Carlo Levy will look at the work he produced from 1953-1956, following the McCarthy investigations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, cartoonist, lithographer; Croton-on-Hudson, New York. WPA muralist and painter of social comment.


Donor unknown.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Location of original unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Letter is a photographic copy.

Restrictions on Access

Patrons must use microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

William Gropper letter to Jane SoRelle, 1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.