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Papers of Byram Mansell, 1910-1986 (bulk 1950-1966) [manuscript]
Bib ID 1804821
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Mansell, Byram, 1893-1977
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1910-1986] 
0.95 m. (1 box) + 2 fol. boxes. 
Summary

MS 9197 comprises photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, dreamtime stories, two exhibition catalogues, a small amount of correspondence and some greeting cards designed by Byram Mansell. There are black and white photographs of many of Mansell's paintings, as well as of himself at work in his studio. Newspaper clippings and magazine articles are mostly about Mansell, his paintings and the related Aboriginal dreamtime stories. There are also photocopies of photographs of the interior of Mansell's house in Killara, and of his father's house at Double Bay in Sydney (1 box, 2 fol. boxes).

Biography/History

Artist. William Arthur Byram Mansell was educated at Scots College and Sydney Grammar school, and was also a student of the Académie Julian in Paris. As an art director in Hollywood in the 1920s, Mansell designed sets for Cecil B. de Mille. Mansell later became interested in Aboriginal art and became known for his paintings and murals in this style. He also wrote about Australian Aboriginal dreamtime stories. During his career Mansell executed commissions for the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments, Queen Elizabeth II, H.R.H. Princess Alexandra and Richard Nixon.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9197.

Reproduction Some photocopies. 
Subjects Mansell, Byram, 1893-1977 -- Archives.  |  Mansell, Byram, 1893-1977 -- Photograph collections.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Textile designers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Painting, Australian -- 20th century.  |  Textile design -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1910-1986 
Occupation Painters.  |  Textile designers.

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