George Demont Otis papers, 1931-1974

Otis, George Demont, b. 1879 d. 1962
Art teacher, Landscape painter
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 172 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; writings; printed material; miscellaneous papers regarding Otis and his work collected by his niece, Grace J. Hartley.

REEL 266: Correspondence, biographical material, poetry, notes on Southwest Indians, lists of paintings, photographs of Otis and his work, sketchbooks, clippings, catalogs, announcements, and miscellaneous papers.

REEL 2813: Seven photographs of Otis' works; clippings; a biographical sketch, 1948; letters, 1973-1974; and exhibition announcements, 1974.

UNMICROFILMED: Photocopies of letters, clippings, announcements, and resumés. Included is a letter from Patricia Nixon to Hartley thanking her for a painting by Otis.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter and teacher; San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. Specialized in paintings of Indians.

Material on reel 266 lent for microfilming by Otis' neice Grace Hartley in 1971; she donated additonal material in 1974.

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