John Opper papers, 1926-2011

Opper, John, b. 1908 d. 1994
Active in Amagansett, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, letters, writings, exhibition loan files, photographs, and printed material documenting the career of painter John Opper.

Biographical material includes resumes, death certifcates, and passports. Letters, both personal and professional, are from artists Hans Hofmann, Mercedes Matter, and others, including family members. Writings include unbound galleys for the chidren's book "Roberta E. Lee," the sad but almost true story of the rabbit who longed to be prettier than Scarlett O'Hara or anybody else, written by Burke Davis and illustrated by Opper,1956, J.F. Blair, publisher.

Exhibition files include checklists and business cards of Opper's works. Printed material includes newspaper clippings (many in binders), exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Biographical/Historical Note: John Opper (1908-1994) was an abstract painter in New York, N.Y. and Amagansett, N.Y. Opper attended the Hans Hofmann school in New York.

Donated 2013 by Jane and Joseph Opper, Opper's children.

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