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Eugene F. Savage Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: CMV
Date: 11 Nov 1992

Biographical History

Eugene Francis Savage (1883-1978) was an American realist and surrealist painter known for his mural, genre, figure and landscape works. He studied at the American Academy in Rome, the Corcoran School of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and taught at Yale School of Fine Art.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Eugene F. Savage Papers consist of art projects, biographical material and writings.

Art projects includes correspondence about his projects as well as photographs of them.

Biographical material contains personal photographs of Savage as well as a photograph of the house in which he was born. More biographical material can be found in the Franklin County Courthouse file and in two Who's Who listings in the undated section of the Miscellaneous file.

Writings contains an original typescript of an essay entitled "The triumph of conation," accompanied by an original drawing portraying the theme of the work.

Arrangement of the Collection

Art projects are arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

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


Savage, Eugene Francis, 1883-1978.


Art, American -- 20th century.
Mural painting and decoration -- United States -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Sculptors -- United States.
Sculpture, American -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Eugene F. Savage Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Art projects

Biographical material