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André Girard collection
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12.5 cm of textual records and other material.
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André Girard, artist, was born on 25 May 1901 in Chinon, France and educated at Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratif and Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts. He studied with George Rouault and Pierre Bonnard. In 1939 he came to the United States to paint murals for the French Pavilion at the World's Fair. He returned to France and served with the Resistance during World War II. He settled in the United States after the war where he painted windows and murals for many American churches. He was also a serigrapher. Girard developed a new technique for painting on film. He died on 2 September 1968 in Nyack, New York. Additional biographical material on Girard is contained in the master file, including an article by William Ready.
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The collection consists of correspondence with William Ready, 1953-1964; tss. articles by Ready about Girard; ca. 20 serigraphs; 9 pencil sketches of Thomas More Ready; 14 colour slides; 8 b&w photographs; cards designed by Girard; and printed materials, including conference program, two periodicals, and a pamphlet by Jacques Maritain.
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Date of acquisition is not known. The collection was acquired from William Ready.
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Further accruals are not expected.
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