Forrest Bess photographs and slides, 1932-1967

Bess, Forrest, b. 1911 d. 1977
Active in Tx.

Collection size: 58 items (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Photographs and slides.

REEL 3781: 20 prints (made from slides) of works of art by Forrest Bess from the collection of Harry Burkhart of Bay City.

UNMICROFILMED: 5 slides of works by Bess from the Hawkins Ranch collection; and 2 slides of works from the Margaret and Austen Furse collection.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Bay City, Tex.

Collected as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Items on reel 3781 donated 1985 by Sandra Levy, collector for the project and photographer of some of the slides. Unmicrofilmed portion donated by Margaret Lewis Furse, 1982.

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