Finding Aid for the Stephen Seymour Thomas Papers LSC.0162

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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Stephen Seymour Thomas papers
Creator: Thomas, Stephen Seymour, 1868-1956
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0162
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1893-1935
Abstract: S. Seymour Thomas (1868-1956) painted portraits of prominent people. The collection consists of Thomas' studio notes and memorabilia.
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Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stephen Seymour Thomas Papers (Collection 162). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Dawson's Book Shop, purchase, 1956.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942338683606533 


Thomas was born on August 20, 1868 in San Augustine, Texas; student at the Art Students League (1885-88) and at the Académie Julien, Paris (1888-91); was a pupil of Jules Lefebre and Benjamin Constant; AM, Williams College, 1914; painted portraits of prominent people; settled in La Crescenta, California; honorary mention (1895) and gold medal (1901 and 1904), Paris Salon; awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, 1905; member, Paris Society of American Painters, Los Angeles Art Association, Pasadena Art Society, and the Academy of Western Painters; he died in March 1956.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of studio notes and memorabilia of portrait painter S. Seymour Thomas.
Description derived from in-house card file.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Portrait painters -- California, Southern -- Archives.
Thomas, Stephen Seymour, 1868-1956--Archives.


Papers and Photographs, 1893-1935

General Physical Description note: (1 box, 13 pieces)

Scope and Contents note

S. Seymour Thomas, a noted portrait painter in Europe and the United States, settled in La Cresenta, California where his commissions included many noted Californians. The collection includes incidental memorabilia from his long career.