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James Wall Finn

 
 
James Wall Finn plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 25, 2020
1. James Wall Finn plaque
Inscription.  
The celebrated American muralist and decorative artist James Wall Finn lived here from 1900 until his death, first as a boarder, and then with his wife, Florence Lee Quinn, and their three children. He added the studio dormer window crowning the house’s roof in 1910. Born in New York, Finn was a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. A muralist for J.J. Astor, Payne Whitney, and Tiffany Studios, he also painted large, spectacular interiors to grace the Hotel Knickerbocker, the New York Public Library, and the Morgan Library. He was interred in Greenwood (sic) Cemetery on October 7, 1913.
Placed by Village Preservation
 
Erected by Village Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 43.994′ N, 73° 59.819′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 9th Street west of Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 West 9th Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
16 West 9th Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 25, 2020
2. 16 West 9th Street
The plaque is left of the entrance.
. Emma Lazarus (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (within shouting distance of this marker); Marianne Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain/Washington Irving (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward I. Koch (about 400 feet away); Church of the Ascension (about 400 feet away); Bella Abzug (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. “Plaque dedication in Greenwich Village marks former home of muralist James Wall Finn”. amNY article, October 9, 2019 (Submitted on January 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. James Wall Finn. Find A Grave entry (Submitted on January 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Finn’s mural on the ceiling of the Librarian’s Office in the Morgan Library & Museum. image. Click for full size.
Graham S. Haber via amNY, February 13, 2017
3. Finn’s mural on the ceiling of the Librarian’s Office in the Morgan Library & Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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Feb. 28, 2021