Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists, 1919-2001, bulk 1973-1991

Prescott, Kenneth Wade, b. 1920
Art historian, Author
Active in Austin, Tex.

Prescott, Emma-Stina
Art historian, Author
Active in Austin,Tex.

Collection size: 9.4 linear feet.

Collection Summary: The Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott research material on artists measures 9.4 linear feet and dates from 1919 to 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 1991. Kenneth Prescott, an art historian and educator, and his wife Emma-Stina, also an art historian, maintained extensive files concerning artists James Chapin, Burgoyne Diller, Dorothea S. Greenbaum, Jack Levine, and Elizabeth Olds. These files typically include correspondence, artwork inventories, exhibition catalogs and other printed materials, notes, interviews, photographs, and slides. A small amount of material also documents the works of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Byron Browne, Jose de Creeft, Lorrie Goulet, Richard Hunt, Sam Maitin, and Hunt Slonem.

Biographical/Historical Note: Kenneth Prescott (1920- 2013) was an art historian and author in San Antonio, Texas. Prescott's wife, Emma-Stina is also an art historian.

The collection was donated in several installments by Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott from 1987 to 2001.

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  • Chapin and Greenbaum material: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Kenneth W. Prescott and Emma-Stina Prescott, 2526 Tanglewood Trail, Austin, Tex. 78703
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Related Materials

Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Burgoyne Diller papers which include papers and artwork donated by Kenneth and Emma-Stina Prescott. The Kenneth W. Prescott and Emma-Stina Prescott Collection of Ben Shahn is available at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.