Scope and Contents note
The David Hendrickson Papers has been meticulously organized by the widow of Hendrickson, documenting his half-a-century career as a freelance artist, illustrator, and advertiser. The collection contains original magazine, book and advertising illustrations, and copies of published materials in which his work was published, artwork, and personal memorabilia.
- Hendrickson, David, 1896-1973 (Person)
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David Hendrickson (1896- 1973) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the sixth of 10 children. He attended St. Paul public schools and attended high school while taking night classes at the St. Paul Institute of Art. He enlisted in and served with the 25th regiment of Engineers from 1917- 1919. Afterwards, he earned a diploma at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, France. He was married to Margaret Ellen Renshaw in 1923. He lived in San Francisco and later New York where he began his 50-year freelance career with the reputation as an artist specializing in rural, historical, and character subjects. Hendrickson's' work was known for its creativity and accuracy due to his, "painstaking research to all details concerned with any subject he depicted. His use of whimsy, metaphor and allegory in subtle ways added sparkle to all of his work."
16.5 linear feet (14 containers)
Language of Materials
David Hendrickson, 1896- 1973, was an artist, freelance advertiser, and illustrator of children's literature. This collection documents Hendrickson's' entire career and reflects his interest in the individual person and his ability to capture this in his art.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Series Book Illustrations
Series: Readers and Textbooks
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Mrs. David Hendrickson in 1979.
General Physical Description note
Processing Information note
Collection processed by processing staff, August 2006.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Advertisements Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Advertising Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Artists -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Book illustrations Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Children and Youth Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Children's literature, American -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Commercial art Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Engravings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Fine Arts Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Hendrickson, David, 1896-1973
- Illustration of books -- United States -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrations Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Magazine illustration -- United States -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Textbooks -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the David Hendrickson Papers
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- Finding aid is in English
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.