Painter, Educator, Illustrator, Lithographer
Sag Harbor, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: REEL D245: 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.
REEL 1817 (fr. 200-201) Copyprint made from slide of Billings seated on a platform among others listening to an unidentified speaker, photographer unknown.
REEL 439 (fr. 190-192) One 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. Copyprint microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists-Collection II.
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