Press photographs of early twentieth century artists and sculptors. ca. 1920-ca. 1939.


Press photographs of early twentieth century artists and sculptors. ca. 1920-ca. 1939.

Shown are mainly British and American artists, predominantly sculptors. Many of the artists are shown with a work in progress, sometimes also with the sitter of a portrait. Some images are of European artists who were working in New York or London. The artist, subject of the work shown, and other information is included in typescript notes attached to the photographs' versos. The majority of these artists, although acclaimed in their time, are not well known today. Among the executing companies are Keystone View Co.; Wide World Photos; Fox Photos; International News Photos, Inc. and International Illustrations.

242 photographic prints : silver gelatin ; 26 x 21 or smaller.


SNAC Resource ID: 8202307

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