Abraham P. Hankins papers, 1935-1979

Hankins, Abraham P., b. 1900 d. 1963
Painter, Teacher
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 3.22 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material; correspondence, mostly of Hankin's wife, Estelle Hankins; artwork including sketchbooks, loose sketches, drawings; writings, including a facsimile of Hankins annotated manuscript for "The Way to Art" privately published in 1979 by Dorothy Morgan Levin, the executor of Hankins' estate, and "Primer of Art"; photographs; and printed material including exhibition catalogs, documenting the career of teacher and painter Abraham Hankins.

Biographical/Historical Note: Abraham Hankins (1900-1963) was a teacher and painter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two of Hankins' paintings were purchased by Dr. Albert Barnes.

Donated 1964 by Mrs. Estelle Hankins, Abraham Hankins' widow, and in 2015 by Deborah Stone, whose mother Ruth Kirschner Stone received art work from her friend Dorothy Morgan Levin, executor of Hankins' estate.

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