Mel Mathewson Print of Samuel Clemens

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-04

Scope and Contents

Collection 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").

Dates

  • 20th century

Creator

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Mel Mathewson was a commercial artist who worked in both California and Reno, Nevada. Collection contains one print by Mathewson of Samuel Clemens.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated Robert Debold via James Hulse in April 2012.

Creator

Title
Mel Mathewson Print of Samuel Clemens Guide
Status
For Mcd Review
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
March 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)