Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990

Packard, Emmy Lou, b. 1914 d. 1998
Painter, Muralist, Printmaker
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 9.4 linear ft. (microfilmed on 9 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Biographical materials, correspondence, project files, subject files, financial records, notes, writings, exhibition files, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material documenting the career of painter, printmaker, muralist, and sculptor Emmy Lou Packard. Also found are correspondence files, notes, writings, printed materials, and personal photographs documenting Packard's close and personal friendship with muralist Diego Rivera and painter Frida Kahlo.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker, muralist; San Francisco, Calif.; b. 1914; d. 1998. Packard lived in Mexico City in the late 1920s. In 1940-1941, she worked as Diego Rivera's painting assistant on his giant fresco for the World's Fair in San Francisco. Subsequently, she spent a year in Mexico with Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Donated from 1985-1988 by Emmy Lou Packard.

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