William C. Grauer papers

Collection ID:
Grauer, William C.
Physical Description:
1.1 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter, muralist and teacher, William C. Grauer, measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1922-2001. Included is biographical material, photographs and slides, artwork, printed material and correspondence. Biographical material includes a brief biographical note, written and delivered by Grauer's daughter, Gretchen Vanderhoof, on the occasion of the 1993 Cleveland Artists Foundation benefit and awards, resumes, and interview transcripts with Grauer conducted by family members. Photographs and slides are of Grauer, his family and friends, his studio, and his paintings and murals. Artwork consists of several small ink and watercolor sketches of urban scenes, animals, and the human figures by Grauer. Printed material includes clippings, brochures, and exhibition announcement and invitiation related to Grauer's career as a muralist and his work at Old White Art Colony. Also included is scattered correspondence.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William C. Grauer (1895-1985) was a painter, muralist, and teacher in Cleveland, Ohio and White Sulphur Springs, W.V. Grauer co-founded and taught at the Old White Art Colony in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. from 1934-1940.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2012 by Gretchen Grauer Vanderhoof, William C. Grauer's daughter and in 2020 by Vanderhoof and Melanie McGauran, Grauer's granddaughter.

Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- West Virginia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- West Virginia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Ohio Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vanderhoof, Gretchen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old White Art Colony Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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