Kraus (Romuald) (1891-1954) papers, 1920s-1954

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kraus (Romuald) (1891-1954) papers, 1920s-1954
Creator
Kraus, Romuald, 1891-1954
Extent
3.5 linear ft.
Subjects
Art and Architecture
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Romuald Kraus, Austrian-born sculptor best known for the statue of "Justice" in the Newark, New Jersey, federal courtroom, taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy before coming to the University of Louisville in 1947 where he taught until his death in 1954. Among the personal papers in this collection are the files of correspondence between Kraus and his wife Esther, various Kraus relatives, the sculptor Henry Kreis, and others. The collection also includes Kraus' sketchbooks and exhibition lists, along with biographical information about Krause and his brother Leo, catalogs, articles, and photographs related to "Justice" and Kraus' other work.