Jacob Pell papers

Collection ID:
Pell, Jacob, 1898?-1991
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Art works, including sketches in graphite, chalk and pen and 4 sketchbooks of drawings in watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink; photographs and photocopies of photographs of Pell, his paintings, and friends; and a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition announcements, and letters.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Sketches, photographs of paintings, and a VHS video of art work in Lilyan Pell's home.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Los Angeles, Calif. Born in the Ukraine (both 1898 and 1900 birthdates are listed), Pell came to New York in 1913 where he began his studies at the National Academy of Design under Leon Kroll, and later at the Art Students League with John Sloan. From 1929-1931 he painted in Paris, moving back to New York in 1931, where he worked for the WPA. Pell moved to Los Angeles in 1955.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Pell's widow, Lilyan Pell, 1992-1993.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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