A Finding Aid to the Earle B. Winslow Papers,
1898-1977
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.winsearl
Creators:
Winslow, Earle (Earle B.), b. 1884
Dates:
1898-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:
This small collection of the papers of illustrator Earle B. Winslow measures 0.6 linear feet and dates from 1898-1977. The papers consist primarily of 9 sketchbooks and printed materials, such as clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of Winslow's artwork. Additional scattered materials include biographical material, letters concerning Winslow's art-related activities during World War II, notes and writings, and photographs of art work.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
This small collection of the papers of illustrator Earle B. Winslow measures 0.6 linear feet and dates from 1898-1977. Most of the collection consists of nine sketchbooks and printed materials, such as clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of Winslow's artwork. Additional scattered materials include biographical material, including chronologies and military certificates of appreciation; one folder of letters concerning Winslow's art-related activities during World War II; notes and writings primarily concerning Winslow's views on art and a biographical typescript written by his granddaughter, and photographs of miscellaneous art work.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection has been arranged into 6 series:
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1944-1969 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 2: Letters, circa 1943-1977 (Box 1; 2 folders)
  • Series 3: Sketchbooks, circa 1898-1925 (Box 1; 9 folders)
  • Series 4: Notes and Writings, circa 1969 (Box 1; 4 folders)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1928-1976 (Box 2; 17 folders)
  • Series 6: Photographs, circa 1959-1964 (Box 2; 5 folders)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Earle B. Winslow was born on February 21, 1884 in Northville, Michigan, and several years later his family moved to Grand Rapids. After graduating from Union High School in Grand Rapids, Winslow studied at the Art Institute of Chicago until 1906 when he served a two-year apprenticeship at the Cargills Newspaper Engraving Plant.
In 1909, Winslow married Zenna Pearl, the former model of his Grand Rapids art instructor Mathais J. Alten. He moved his family to Detroit in 1913 where he was employed by the Franklin Press Company, and he attended the Detroit School of Fine Arts.
By 1917, the Winslows had two children, Marshall Ladd and Zenna Mae, and the family moved to Chicago where he continued his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. The family moved again the following year to New York City, where Winslow studied at the Art Students league with George Bellows and John Sloan. Beginning in 1919, summers were spent in Woodstock where his tutors were John Sloan, Andrew Dasburg, and George Bellows. Classmates in Bellows' classes included Peggy Bacon and Dorothy Varian.
In 1921, Winslow created the "Bingville Bugle" comic strip at the Invisible Ink Studios of Woodstock, New York. It was from this popular publication that singer Bing Crosby took his nickname. When the publication was discontinued in 1924, Winslow was employed at Art Services in New York City. In 1929, he established his own studio at 219 West 14th Street in New York City, and executed the Exide Battery Account for which he won an Art directors Award. He had a solo exhibition at the Macbeth Gallery in April of the same year.
He was a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Artists Guild, the Art Directors Club of New York, and the Salmagundi Club, and did illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Women's Home Companion, Liberty, and Outdoor Life. In 1935, Winslow was honored by the Linweave Paper Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, when they named "Winslow Texture" watercolor paper after him.
During World War II, he was commissioned to do posters and instructional material for the U. S. Marines and the Forestry Service. He also painted 30-minute portraits at the Stage Door Canteen and Seamen's Institute.
In 1948, Winslow became an instructor at Pratt Institute, and at Visual Arts and Cartoon Schools. He gave up his New York City Studio and moved permanently to Woodstock, New York, in 1953.
Earle B. Winslow died on June 21, 1969 in Woodstock, New York.

Administration
Processing Information
The papers were processed by Jean Fitzgerald in 2007.
Author
Jean Fitzgerald
Provenance
The Earle B. Winslow papers were donated in 1978 by Mrs. Marsden London, the artist's daughter.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Earle B. Winslow papers, 1898-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Earle B. Winslow papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Keywords
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World War II, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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