Clare Leighton papers, 1931-1967

Leighton, Clare Veronica Hope, b. 1899 d. 1989
Author, Engraver
Active in Woodbury, Conn.

Collection size: 400 items (on 3 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; exhibition materials; photographs; scrapbooks; sketchbooks.

Reel N69-70: Biographical information; "The windows of St. Paul, Worchester, Mass.," an article by Leighton; notes and jottings for her writings, 1939-1967; correpondence with galleries, museums, art organizations, artists, writers, businesses, colleges and universities, and personal friends; photographs; and scrapbooks, 1939-1948.

Reel N69-71: Scrapbooks, 1939-1948, and sketchbooks.

Reel N69-91: An alphabetical listing of correspondence including John Taylor Arms, Macmillam and Co. Publishers, and Leon Kroll; a chronological list of wood engravings; a 2 page essay entitled "Wood Engraving," 1936; and sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note: Engraver and writer; born in London, England. Came to the United States in 1939 and became an American citizen in 1945. In addition to membership in the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, London, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by Colby College, Maine.

Lent for microfilming 1969 by Clare Leighton.

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