Mel Mathewson Print of Samuel Clemens
Scope and Contents
The Mel Mathewson Print of Samuel Clemens contains one pen and ink print of Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) by Mel Mathewson, numbered 42/200, and signed by the artist (11" x 8").
- 20th century
- Mathewson, Mel (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Melville Naylor Mathewson was born on May 27, 1923 in San Francisco, California. Mathewson is best known for his work as commercial artist working first for Bacon & Lawrence, an agency in San Francisco, as a freelance artist, and, beginning in 1949, the Thomas C. Wilson Advertising Agency as art director. He and Roy Powers, another well-known name in Reno advertising, were hired at Wilson Advertising at the same time.
Mathewson died in San Mateo, California on December 6, 2001 after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was 78 years old.
0.1 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
Mel Mathewson (1923-2001) was a commercial artist who worked in both California and Reno, Nevada. The collection contains one print by Mathewson of Samuel Clemens.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Robert Debold via James Hulse in April 2012.
- Guide to the Mel Mathewson Print of Samuel Clemens
- Jessica Maddox
- March 2018
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