Stephen Stempler papers relating to Arshile Gorky murals

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stemstep
Creators:
Stempler, Stephen
Dates:
1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Three photographs and two clippings about Stempler's discovery in 1972 of two mural panels by Gorky at the Newark, New Jersey Airport, executed while Gorky worked for the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in 1937. [Microfilm title: Arshile Gorky papers]

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Stempler was an employee of the Port Authority of New York. He had known of the existence of the murals from Saul Wenegrat of the Port Authority's Architectural Services, and discovered them while surveying the art deco architectural details of the building.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2813 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Stephen Stempler, 1977.

Other Title
Other Title
Arshile Gorky papers (microfilm title)

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
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Jersey -- Newark Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newark Airport Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project (N.J.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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