David Friedman(n) Library Drawings

Accession Number: SC 1984:01
Location: RB-M Photo
Dates: 1963
Size: 6 framed prints; 5.5 cubic feet
Creator/Collector: David Friedman(n)
Acquisition info: Donated by Mrs. Hildegard Friedman, wife
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: Patron donated materials to SLPL
Language: English
Processed by: Amanda Bahr-Evola, August 2018
Conservation notes: No notes
Scope and Content: The collection contains 6 drawings by St. Louis artist David Friedman(n) from his series “Enjoyment in Libraries with the Candid Pencil of David Friedman.”  100 of these drawings were completed by Friedman over the year 1962-1963 at various libraries.  Friedman was born in 1893 in Mahrisch Ostrau, Czechsolovokia.  Moving to Berlin in 1911, he studied art and had a successful career as a newspaper sketch artist.  He fled Nazi Germany to Prague in 1938, but was deported to the Ghetto Lodz in Poland in 1941.  After liberation in 1945, he emigrated first to Israel.  In 1954 he came to St. Louis and worked for the General Outdoor Advertising Company until his retirement at age 68.  Friedman passed away in St. Louis in 1980.
Arrangement: Chronological
Restrictions: No restrictions   

David Friedman(n) Library Drawings
6 drawings; 5.5 cubic feet

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
1/- 1/29/1963  Central Library
           Man with glasses reading in chair, facing left
  1/29/1963  No location
          Man reading in chair facing right
  2/9/1963  Cabanne Branch, Union Blvd.
          Man reading at table w/bookshelves in background
  2/19/1963  Public Library Olive
          Nun working at table w/stack of books
  3/1/1963  Central Library St. Louis
          Man working at table w/patrons in background
  3/2/1963  Central Library
          Man w/glasses reading newspaper at table

Note: locations recorded as written by artist

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