Archives of American Art

Myer Abel papers

Collection ID:
Abel, Myer, 1904-1946
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(78 items on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A biographical sketch; correspondence, including letters from Abel to his wife, 1943-1945, many with drawings and sketches; photographs of Abel's ten India series paintings, painted while he was stationed there in 1945, with descriptions of their symbolism; notes on color theory; a list of his paintings; his military record and certificate; two articles; 14 clippings; and a memorial booklet written by Norwood Chamberlin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker; Cincinnati, Ohio.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1121 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1974 by Mrs. Marcella Braunstein widow of Abel.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.
Myer Abel papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001