Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.corndean
Creators:
Cornwell, Dean, 1892-1960
Dates:
1893-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.9 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, 1937-1978, including a text for the biography, DEAN CORNWELL: DEAN OF ILLUSTRATORS by Patricia Janis Broder; correspondence with artists and business associates; diaries, ca. 1941-1957; writings and notes; business records, ca. 1949-1961; ten sketches, undated and 1934; five scrapbooks containing reproductions of others' art works; exhibition announcements and catalogs, ca. 1940-1960; clippings, magazines, pamphlets and brochures, ca. 1926-1960; reproductions of art works; photographs, undated and 1920-1960, of Cornwell and of his art works; and slides and transparencies.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Muralist, painter, illustrator. Cornwell was born in Louisville, Ky. in 1892. He attended the Chicago Art Institute and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He painted murals for the lobby of the Eastern Airlines Building at Rockefeller Plaza, the Hotel Warwick's Raleigh Room, and the Los Angeles Public Library. He is also well known for his painting of WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3781-3783 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1984 by Lucy Cornwell, daughter of Dean Cornwell.

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.
Citation
Dean Cornwell papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Mural painting and decoration, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Broder, Patricia Janis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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