Fletcher Benton papers, 1965-2003

Benton, Fletcher Chapman, b. 1931
Painter, Sculptor
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 6.0 linear ft.
Addition: 0.8 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, drawings, printed material, motion picture film and video and audio recordings. Photographs of Benton and his artwork; architectural drawings and structural engineering plans; exhibition announcements, brochures and catalogs, newspaper and magazine articles; 1 reel-to-reel (7 1/2 in.) audio recording of an interview with Benton conducted by Dan Tooker and Dan De Wilde, 1977; and 16mm reel to reel film, U-matic, Beta, VHS, and CDs of interviews with Benton, studio tours and exhibition installations.

ADDITION: Correspondence from Michael Cooper of the American Academy in Rome, art historian Albert Elsen, curator Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Fenton Kastner of the Artists Equity Association, art historian Edward Lucie-Smith, artist Blanche Pastorino, collector Mason Phelps and others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; San Francisco, Calif.

Donated 2005 and 2006 by Fletcher Benton. Benton's wife, Bobbie Benton, organized the material by subject matter and date. Additions are expected.

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