Eunice Leopold papers relating to Benton Spruance, 1958-2000

Leopold, Eunice Robinson, b. 1916 d. 2001
Collector
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Included are letters to Eunice Leopold (1958-1986) concerning loans and gifts of prints by Benton Spruance; a letter from Henri Marceau to Spruance (1963), a letter from Ludwig Bemelmans (1958); letters to Leopold from Spruance (1961- 1967); sound recordings containing a Spruance lecture on prints and printmaking; printed matter relating to Spruance's career including exhibition catalogs, invitations, announcements, typed essays and news clippings; and photographs depicting Spruance's mural for the Home of Detention Chapel, Philadelphia, Pa.

Biographical/Historical Note: Leopold: collector and friend of Spruance. Spruance: painter and printmaker; Pennsylvania. Spruance is known especially for color lithography. Studied Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; taught at Philadelphia College of Art and Beaver College, Jenkintown, Pa.; b. 1916; d. Mar. 12, 2001, at age 84; full name Eunice Robinson Leopold.

Donated 1986 by Eunice Leopold and 2002 by Ellen Leopold, Eunice Leopold's daughter.

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