Ernest Briggs papers, circa 1900-2013, bulk 1940-1984

Briggs, Ernest, b. 1923 d. 1984
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Correspondence, writings, personal business records, photographs, and printed material documenting the career of painter Ernest Briggs.

Correspondents include Clyfford Still, Edward Dugmore, gallerist Howard Wise, Dorothy Miller, Clement Greenberg, and critic Hubert Crehan. Writings by Briggs consist of journals and relfective statements about the art world and everyday life. Personal business records include gallery price lists, records of sales, and bills. Photographs are of Briggs at various stages in his life, his family, and works of art, as well as slides and transparencies. Printed material relates to exhibitions that Briggs and other Abstract Expressionists were involved in.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ernest Briggs (1923-1984) was an Abstract Expressionist painter in New York. Briggs was married to sculptor, Anne Arnold.

Donated 1980 by Ernest Briggs with the bulk of the collection donated 2015 by Anne Arnold Estate, via Robert Brooks and Janice Kasper, executors.

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Also found in the Archives of American Art are the papers of sculptor, Anne Arnold, Briggs' wife.

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