Elsie Driggs papers, 1924-1979

Driggs, Elsie B., b. 1898 d. 1992
Art critic, Curator, Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; typescripts; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.

REEL D160: Letters received from dealer Charles Daniel; from Edward Bruce, urging Driggs to write her congressman to support the Public Works of Art Project, and refusing her payment of a loan; and from Maurice Sterne, Mrs. Bruce and others commenting on her return to the town of Anticoli-Corrado, Italy, in which they had all lived during the 1920's; included is a photograph of the Anticoli group, including Sterne, Bruce, Elsa Schmid Neumann, Louise Maloney, Gertrude Tienser-Willie, Mario Topi, and other. Also included are catalogs and clippings.

UNMICROFILMED: Business and personal correspondence regarding paintings by Driggs and her husband, Lee Gatch; exhibition catalogs and announcements; photographs of Driggs and family; and two typescripts, "The Search for Piero Della Francesca," and "The Stones of Lee Gatch," written by Driggs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, curator, art critic; New York, N.Y. Died 1992. Married to painter Lee Gatch; also known by married name: Elsie Driggs Gatch.

Donated 1963-1980 by Elsie Driggs.

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