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Eugene F. Savage Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Savage, Eugene Francis, 1883-1978.
Title: Eugene F. Savage Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1925-1966
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American painter, muralist, sculptor. Collection includes correspondence, photographs of the artist as well as of his work, writings.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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.

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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.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Art projects are arranged chronologically.

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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.

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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




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

Finding Aid Information

Created by: CMV
Date: 11 Nov 1992
Revision history: 26 Mar 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Art projects
Box 1 1925-1965 Mattatuck Historical Society, Waterbury, Connecticut
Box 1 1926-1930 Elks National Memorial, Chicago, Illinois
Box 1 1930-1931 Grand Army Plaza Fountain, Brooklyn, New York
Box 1 1936 Texas Centennial Memorial
Box 1 1940-1965 Fountain County Courthouse, Covington, Indiana
Box 1 1948-1956 United States War Memorial, Epinal, France (3 folders)
Box 1 1953-1963 Queens County Courthouse, Queens, New York
Box 2 1957-1961 Centennial of the Land Grant College, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
Box 2 1958-1959 Court of Appeals Dome, Albany, New York
Box 2 1961-1963 House of Representatives, Indianapolis, Indiana
Box 2 1961-1964 First National City Bank of New York, New York, New York
Box 2 1963-1964 Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Narthex, New York, New York
Box 2 Miscellaneous projects 1915, 1920-1921, 1923, 1934-1935, 1940-1941, 1943, 1954, 1957, 1959-1966, undated (2 folders)
Biographical material
"Triumph of Conation"

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