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Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk, 1930-1995

Smith, Hassel Wendell, b. 1915 d. 2007
Painter, Printmaker
Active in England; Calif.

This site provides access to the papers of Hassel Wendell Smith in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2011. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 5,103 images.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Getty Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art provided funding for digitization.


Collection size: 4.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of California San Franciso Bay-area painter and instructor Hassel Smith measure 4 linear feet and date from circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995.

Biographical/Historical Note: Hassel Smith (1915-2007) was a Bay area abstract expressionist painter, painting instructor at the California School of Fine Arts, and a lecturer at the University of California.

Hassel Smith donated most of his papers in several increments between 1980 and 1998. His son Joseph donated audio recordings in 1980, and Hassel Smith's widow Donna donated additional materials in 2004.

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