Archives of American Art

Sol Wilson papers

Collection ID:
Wilson, Sol
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
0.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; scrapbooks; sketchbooks and sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL N69-61: 2 scrapbooks containing correspondence, 1963-1965, and photographs, 1924-1965.
Scope and Contents
REEL NY65-3: Correspondence, 1947-1962, and a clipping from the New York Herald Tribune "This Week" magazine. Correspondents include the Babcock Galleries, Louis Bouche, David Burliuk, Philip Evergood, and Edward Hopper.
Scope and Contents
REEL 51: Sketchbooks, 1935-1962, 11v., and loose sketches.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Letters; photographs, slides, and negatives, of Wilson, his work, and his family and friends; catalogs, announcements, clippings, and other printed material; and 2 scrapbooks of clippings, catalogs and reproductions.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION (0.6 linear ft.): Correspondence with the Babcock Gallery, the Provincetown Art Association, and letters from Edward Rowan, Section of the Fine Arts concerning Wilson's post office commission in Delmar, NY, 1940; 15 photographs show Wilson and classmates in the life class at the National Academy of Design, Wilson with Nicolai Cikovsky, Moses and Raphael Soyer, Alexander Dobkin, and Chaim Gross, and a young Jacob Lawrence, who had studied with Wilson at the American Artists School, and Wilson with Chaim Gross; an undated lecture by Wilson; a WNYC Radio interview with Wilson and Frank Kleinholz, March 29, 1944; and printed material, including articles, clippings, a resume, exhibition history, and press releases.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y. Born 1896 in Vilno, Poland. Died 1974.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N69-61, NY65-3 & 51 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels N69-61, NY65-3 & 51: Originals returned to Sol Wilson after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on microfilm lent for microfilming 1965-1971 by Wilson; unmicrofilmed material donated 1975 by Mrs. Sol Wilson; and addition donated 2000 by Jacqueline M. Arkin, Sol Wilson's daughter.

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 table of terms and types.
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Babcock Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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