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Arthur Crisp Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 19 Mar 2010

Biographical History

Arthur Crisp (1881-1974) was a Canadian-born American painter known for his murals, portraits, and decorative and genre paintings.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Arthur Crisp Papers include Artwork original consisting primarily of sketches for his murals, Artwork reproductions, consisting of photographs and published pictures of his completed work, Writings, including the manuscript of an unpublished autobiography, copies of a newsletter he wrote as well as some essays and Memorabilia consisting of exhibition catalogs, photographs and a National Academy of Design award.

Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged by type and alphabetically where titles are known.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Crisp, Arthur, 1881-1974.


Mural painting and decoration -- United States -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Exhibition catalogs.
Manuscripts for publication.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Arthur Crisp Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arthur Crisp, 1964.

Table of Contents

Artwork, original

Artwork, reproductions