Frances Cranmer Greenman papers, 1925-1957

Greenman, Frances Cranmer, b. 1890 d. 1981
Active in Calif.; Minn.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: 36 personal and business letters received from artists, dealers, collectors, and friends, and one letter written by Greenman; the manuscript of Greenman's autobiography, HIGHER THAN THE SKY, 1954; eighteen exhibition catalogs and announcements; ca. 65 sketches and drawings in pencil, charcoal or ink, five lithographs, one gouache, a sketchbook of studies of the Rhine; 83 photographs of Greenman's works, among them 1 self-portrait and 1 portrait each of Dewey E. Albinson, George B. Bridgman, Howard Green, W. Elmer Schofield, and William Zorach ; and ca. 180 newspaper clippings. Among the correspondents are William Zorach, and his wife.

Biographical/Historical Note: Critic, writer, portrait and figure painter; Minneapolis, Minn.

Donated 1958 by Frances Cranmer Greenman.

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