Elizabeth Nottingham Day papers, 1936-1956

Day, Elizabeth Nottingham, b. 1907 d. 1956
Painter, Arts administrator
Active in Salisbury, N.C.; Staunton, Va.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Correspondence, announcements, extension exhibition reports, catalogs, essays and talks, photographs, and clippings mostly relating to her work in the Federal Art Project (Va.) with the Federal Art Galleries in Lynchburg and in Big Stone Gap, Va. Essays concern such matters as church art, trends in contemporary American art (ca. 1950), humor in art, on "seeing" landscape painting, and James J. Sweeney's exhibition in 1950. Among the photographs are one of Day and her husband Horace painting outdoors taken by Beverley Studios, 1948, and one of Ella Graham Agnew.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, educator; Salisbury, N.C. and Staunton, Va. Born 1907, died 1956. Directed Federal Art Gallery at Big Stone Gap and at Lynchburg and was the assistant state art supervisor for the Federal Art Project in Virginia. Married Horace Day and together were co-directors of the art department at Mary Baldwin College.

The donor, Horace Talmadge Day, is the widower of Elizabeth Nottingham Day.

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