Henry Billings letters and photographs, 1955

Billings, Henry, b. 1901 d. 1985
Painter, Educator, Illustrator, Lithographer
Active in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence relating to Billings' position as an officer of the National Council for U.S. Art and related photographs, among them one of Roland L. Redmond (President of the Council) with Dag Hammarskjold and Robert Cronbach in front of a sculpture by Cronbach and Jose de Rivera, 1960, and one photo each of works by Jacob Lawrence, Concetta Scaravaglione, and Nathaniel Kaz; a photograph (copyprint made from slide) of Billings seated on a platform among others listening to an unidentified speaker, photographer unknown; and a photograph of Billings seated on a stage near an unidentified speaker, photographed by Eliot Elisofon.

Biographical/Historical Note: Henry Billings (1901-1985) was a painter, illustrator, and teacher, from Sag Harbor, N.Y. Born in 1901 in Bronxville, N.Y.; studied at the Art Students' League; lives in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Donated by Henry Billings, 1965.

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