Ben Cunningham papers, 1904-1984

Cunningham, Ben, b. 1904 d. 1975
Active in New York, N.Y.; Calif.

Collection size: 3.0 linear ft. (on a partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Biographical material, photographs, art works, correspondence, printed material, audio tapes, and notes.

REEL 663: Detailed personal and career resume; notes taken by Cunningham's wife of his comments on color, the teaching of design, the artist in his time and the like; photographs and color slides of Cunningham's work; and exhibition catalogs.

UNMICROFILMED: Color slides of work, black and white and color photographs of art works and personal pictures of Cunningham and family; art works, including constructed transparencies in slide cases, greeting cards by Cunningham and friends, 2 sketches and sketched notes; letters from artist Hilare Hiler, studio correspondence and personal correspondence, 1968-1940; and correspondence of his widow, Patsy Cunningham, after Cunningham's husband's death. Three audio tapes of interviews of Cunningham.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y.

Donated 1972-1989 by the estate of Patsy and Ben Cunningham.

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