Michael M. Engel papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.engemich
Creators:
Engel, Michael M., 1896-1969
Dates:
1937-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Biographical material; writings, including notes, drafts, and finished copy for Engel's columns, "Do You Know That?" and "The Bright Palette," manuscripts of articles about collecting autographs, and "Miscellaneous Art Notes-- Michael M. Engel" (1 vol.); art research files; letters from Engel's collection of artists' autographs, many of which are illustrated; and artists' files, containing mainly clippings, exhibition announcements, photographs, and a small amount of correspondence, except for the Hugo Ballin file, which contains a large number of letters with illustrated envelopes.
Scope and Contents
Also, printed matter, including M. Grumbacher & Co. publicity, promotions, and biographical information on artists featured in their advertisements, articles about Engel and his palette collection, annual exhibition catalogs and other printed matter of Audubon Artists and other art organizations and galleries; photographs and slides of Engel, artists who represented M. Grumbacher & Co., palettes, paintings produced in Grumbacher demonstrations and other works of art, and one album of photographs of paintings by various artists with notes on palettes; files on camouflage, containing printed matter, notes, and photographs; and scrapbooks, including 3 on National Art Week, a WPA-Federal Art Project event, compiled by his wife, Mary Black Diller, an artist active in promoting it, and 3 compiled by Engel containing publicity material on Artists for Victory "Four Freedoms," Florida International Art Exhibition at Grand Central Galleries, and "Wayman Adams Film Painting a Portrait."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, collector, lecturer, writer; New York, N.Y. Engel worked as public relations director for M. Grumbacher & Co., an artists' supplies firm. He contributed to Art Digest and other magazines, and founded Audubon Artists in 1940.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1975 by Mary Black Diller, widow of Michael M. Engel, and in 1994-1995, by their son, Michael M. Engel.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autographs -- Collections Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camouflage (Military science) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
palettes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams, Wayman, 1883-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballin, Hugo, 1879-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diller, Mary Black, 1899- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
M. Grumbacher Inc Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project. National Art Week Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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