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William Karp photographs, [ca.1937-1938]

Karp, William, 1905-

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 14 Items, photoprints (on partial microfilm reel), b&w, 20 1/2 x 25 1/2 cm.

Summary: Copyprints of photographs of two WPA murals by Karp, "The Normal Pursuits of Man-Production," 1937, in Bellevue Hospital, NYC, and "Armed with Learning and Reality, Looking from the Past to the Future," 1938, in the Hebrew Orphans Asylum, NYC. The photographs show Karp and assistants at work on the murals and the completed murals. Also included are photographs of a design for a PWAP mural, "Electrical Production and Direction" (never executed in mural scale).

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter; New York, N.Y.


Transferred from the National Museum of American Art, Department of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, 1985.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3589 (frames 1104-1133) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Photographs are copyprints.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Karp photographs, [ca.1937-1938]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.