Painter, Art teacher, Author, Printmaker
Albuquerque, N.M.; La Jolla, Calif.
Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Biographical accounts, letters, 2 work journals (1956-1960), essays, photographs, and printed material document Frederick O'Hara's printmaking techniques and career.
Ten letters discuss O'Hara's work (1965-1980). O'Hara's essays concern "The Story of a Lithographic Print", "An Adventure in Printmaking", and "Technique in the Biennial". Photographs show O'Hara printing a lithograph and works of art. Other material consists of 6 exhibition announcements and catalogs (1958-1981), a copy of ARTIST'S PROOF magazine with O'Hara's article, "Toward Technical Excellence in Printmaking" (1961), and 3 biographical accounts.
Biographical/Historical Note: Printmaker, painter, teacher, lithographer, block printer, writer. b. 8/16/1904, Ottawa, Canada; d. 1980; full name: James Frederick O'Hara; Albuquerque, N.M. and La Jolla, Calif.
Donated by the artist's widow, Mary Louise R. O'Hara.