Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney),
Art historian, Engineer, Conservator
Collection size: 9.6 linear ft.
Collection Summary: The papers of art conservator and historian, professor, engineer, and writer Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) are dated 1848-1979, with the bulk of the material dated 1923-1979. The collection measures 9.6 linear feet and consists of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Biographical/Historical Note: Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) was an art historian, conservator, chemist, author, and engineer. Studied techniques of medieval, Renaissance painting. Professor at Courtald Institute, London, 1938-1947.
The Daniel Varney Thompson papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in increments between 1974-1981 by Mr. Thompson and his estate.
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Also in the Archives
- Daniel Varney Thompson letters to Edith Simonds Moore, 1925-1961
- Oral history interview with Daniel Varney Thompson, 1974 Sept. 25-1976 Nov. 2