Agnes Pelton papers, 1885-1989

Pelton, Agnes, b. 1881 d. 1961
Active in Cathedral City, Calif.

Collection size: 1.8 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Resumes; correspondence; sketches and sketchbooks/notebooks, 1885-1957; writings; lists of art works; records of the Transcendental Painting Group; 2 scrapbooks, 1911-1931 and 1931-1950, containing letters, poetry, clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, notes, memorabilia, and photographs of Pelton, her friends, patrons, studio, and art works; clippings; exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs of Pelton, her friends, patrons, models, studio, and art work; and miscellany, including material relating to her mother, Florence Pelton. Much of the early correspondence is between Pelton and officers of the American Foundation for Transcendental Painting, Inc., Raymond Jonson, Secretary, and Dane Rudhyar, Vice President.

Biographical/Historical Note: Agnes Pelton (1881- 1961) was a painter in Cathedral City, Calif. Pelton was one of the founders of the Transcendental Painting Group formed in New Mexico in 1939

Donated in 1984 by gallery director, Jan Rindfleisch and Cornelia and Irving Sussman, biographers of Pelton.

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