Jock Truman papers, 1852-2011

Truman, Jock C. (Jock Curtis), b. 1920 d. 2011
Gallery director
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 4.0 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, artwork and printed material regarding Jock Truman's personal life and professional career as an art collector, dealer, and gallery owner.

Biographical material includes autobiographical statements, passports, early school report cards, and various certificates of achievement. Correspondence is both personal and professional and is from friends, family, artists, and a few political figures.

Photographs, consisting of prints negatives, and slides, constitute the largest series in the collection. There is a significant amount of personal photographs related to the life of Truman's companion, Eric Green. Other subjects include childhood, family, travel, military service in Brazil during World War II, work at galleries, art openings, and inventory photographs of the Jock Truman and Eric Green collection of art and decorative objects. Works of art includes sketches and watercolors by Truman and others. Printed material includes gallery announcements, clippings, and travel booklets. Some items of note in this series include a rare folio of cartoons by Ad Reinhardt and two plastic bags from Keith Haring's original Pop Shop at 292 Lafayette Street in New York.

Biographical/Historical Note: Jock Truman (1920-2011) was an art collector, dealer, and gallery owner in New York, N.Y.

Donated 2005-2006 by Jock Truman and 2011 by Truman via Eric Kane, Executor.

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Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art's Betty Parsons Gallery records and papers is material relating to Jock Truman's work at the Betty Parsons gallery.