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Helen Appleton Read letters and lectures, [ca. 1935]

Read, Helen Appleton, b. 1897 d. 1974
Art critic, Art historian, Gallery director
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: Ca. 50 items (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: REEL 76: Letters to Roy Moyer of the American Federation of Arts, Edward Bruce to Henry Varnum Poor, and an open letter to artists from Bruce; biographical data on Read; a transcript of a lecture given by Read on the background of the early American landscape school; and lectures and reports based on Read's survey of art in federal buildings which was sponsored by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

UNMICROFILMED: A letter to Miss Beatrice Winzer of the Newark Museum inquiring as to whether she would like Read to present a lecture on WPA murals.

Biographical/Historical Note: Read was the art critic for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and gallery director of Portraits, Inc., Portrait Center of America, New York, N.Y.

Provenance unknown.

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