Eleanor Green letters, 1967-1968

Green, Eleanor, b. 1929
Art historian, Gallery owner
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 8 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Barnett Newman's letter to Herman Warner Williams and seven letters to Green from Mark Di Suvero, Gerald Nordland, and Clyfford Still discuss the progress and exhibition of their work.

Reel 3567: Clyfford Still's 4 letters and a postcard concern plans to visit Green and his views on the state of the art world. Gerald Nordland's letter contains excerpts of his correspondence with Still and his wife regarding a 1967 exhibit of Still's work at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Barnett Newman's letter to Williams, director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, concerns a proposed exhibit of Newman's work at the Corcoran.

Reel 4391: Mark Di Suvero's letter discusses his difficulties in producing work according to a timetable and thanks Green for releasing him from an exhibition deadline.

Biographical/Historical Note: Gallery owner and art historian; Washington, D.C. During the late 1960s, Eleanor (Sue) Broome Green was curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Donated 1985 by Eleanor Broome Green.

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