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A Finding Aid to the William Penhallow Henderson papers, 1876-1987, (bulk 1876-1943)

William Penhallow Henderson papers, 1876-1987, (bulk 1876-1943)

Henderson, William Penhallow, 1877-1943

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 10.5 linear ft.

Summary: Found within the collection are biographical material; a file concerning Henderson's father William Oliver Henderson; correspondence primarily with colleagues discussing art-related topics; two diaries describing his student days in Paris, 1902-1903, and one concerning the latter part of his life; personal business records; subject files for the Santa Fe Painters and Sculptors and the Art in Embassies Program; architecture and furniture files containing notes, designs, and photographs of Henderson's work in these areas; additional project files concerning other projects, including a play, architectural projects, and a mural; exhibition files; notes and writings; artwork, including 64 sketchbooks by Henderson; miscellaneous printed material; and photographs of Henderson, his family, colleagues, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter, architect, furniture designer; Santa Fe, N.M.

Provenance

Donated 1988 by Carlton Colquitt, on behalf of the estate of his late wife, Alice Henderson Rossin, the daughter of William P. Henderson.