University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Russell Lee Oil Painting, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lee, Russell, 1903-
Title: Russell Lee Oil Painting
Dates: undated
Abstract: Collection consists of one oil painting by Russell Lee of two men standing at a bar.
Accession No.: 98-302
Extent: 1 oil painting
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Documentary photographer Russell Lee was born in Illinois in 1903. Trained as a chemical engineer and a painter, he took his first photographs in 1935. He worked for the Farm Security Administration from 1936 to 1942 and remained active in the field of documentary photography until 1977. Lee, who enjoyed a reputation for technical excellence and sensitivity to his subjects, moved to Austin, Texas, in 1947. Although he often traveled as a free-lance photographer and on assignment for magazines, corporations, the federal government, and the University of Texas, Austin remained his home and Texas a major focus of his work until his death in 1986. From 1965 to 1973 he taught photography at the University of Texas.


Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one oil painting of two men standing at a bar.


Restrictions

Access restrictions


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986--Archives
Subjects
Bars (Drinking establishments)

Related Material

See also Russell Lee Photograph Collection, 1935-1977


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Russell Lee Oil Painting, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4N15b Painting