Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.purvausp
Creators:
Purves, Austin, 1900-
Dates:
1939-1961
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Financial and business records relating to various commissions, including the decorative work on the S.S. America, the S.S. United States, and Grace Line ships Santa Rosa and Santa Paula; the mural decoration of the World War II battle monument in Draguignan, France; the decorative map in the Boston Federal Reserve Bank; and the spandrel sculpture on the barracks at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, mural painter, craftsman, and educator; Litchfield, Conn. Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Academie Julian, Paris, the American Conservatory, Fontainebleau, and studied fresco painting independently in Italy.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 112 & 113 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance unknown.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decoration and ornament, Architectural Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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