Luvena Vysekal newspaper clippings and photos relating to Edouard Vysekal

Collection ID:
Vysekal, Luvena, 1873-1954
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Newspaper clippings and photographs, 1910-1942, regarding painter Edouard Vysekal, removed from a larger scrapbook compiled by Vysekal's wife, Luvena.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Modernist muralist Edouard A. Vysekal (1890-1939) studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under John H. Vanderpoel and later with Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. While teaching at the Art Institute he met his future wife, Luvena Buchanan (1873-1954), a student, in 1914. He and his wife Luvena were commissioned to execute a mural for the Barbara Worth Hotel in El Centro. He also taught at the Los Angeles Art Students League and at Otis Art Institute (1922-1939).

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1999 by Jean Casebier, whose father was a close friend of the Vysekals and executor the Luvena's estate. According to Casebier, the remainder of the scrapbook, and any other papers, were probably discarded

Using the Collection
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vysekal, Edouard A., 1890-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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