Gerald S. Foster papers, 1930-1982.


Foster, Gerald Sargent, 1900-. Gerald S. Foster papers, 1930-1982.

Gerald S. Foster papers, 1930-1982.

Papers concerning murals by Foster, including a letter, 1938, and memo, 1937, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Edward Bruce regarding Foster's murals for the post office in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (completed under the Section of Painting and Sculpture of the Treasury Department, 1938). Also includes clippings and photographs concerning Foster's W.P.A. post office murals in Cranford, Freehold, and Millburn, N.J., and in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and an autobiographical speech about portrait painting, "Reflections of an Artist," 1982.

0.2 linear ft. (58 items)

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Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943 (person)

Painter, lawyer, businessman, and art director; Washington, D.C. b. 1879, Dover Plains, N.Y.; d. 1943, Washington, D.C. Practiced law in N.Y. and Manila, Philippines; president of Pacific Development Corporation of California; lived and painted in Anticoli Carrado, Italy; director of the Treasury Dept.'s Section of Fine Arts. From the description of Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960 (bulk 1932-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80468367 ...

Foster, Gerald Sargent, 1900- (person)

Muralist, painter, illustrator. Died 1987. Studied at Princeton, at the National Academy of Design, and at the Art Students League. Worked for the Section of Painting and Sculpture of the Treasury Department. His post office mural in Freehold, N.J. made a favorable impression on Roosevelt, who encouraged him in his work on another mural in Pougkeepsie, N.Y. From the description of Gerald S. Foster papers, 1930-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132795 ...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 (person)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...