Larom Munson papers and gallery records, 1952-1961

Munson, Larom B. (Larom Beckly), b. 1927 d. 1998
Gallery owner
Active in Santa Fe, N.M.; New Haven, Conn.; Princeton, N.J.

Collection size: 48 items.

Collection Summary: REEL 3483: Two letters, May 15, 1961 and August 26, 1961, from Maxfield Parrish to Munson in New Haven, Conn. in which Parrish asserts that he has only a small number of paintings for an exhibit due to the success of an exhibition at Scott and Fowles in 1925 "which just about cleaned me out" and a "sell out" at the Boston sale of illustrations for Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens. Parrish discourages Munson from planning an exhibition of his work.

UNMICROFILMED: Files, 1952-1956, on artists Leonard Baskin, George Grosz, John Held, Jr., Seong Moy, Josef Scharl, Lee Townsend, and Cy Twombly containing mostly letters to Munson from the artists, as well as price lists and press releases, relating to exhibitions at Munson's Little Gallery, Princeton, N.J.

Biographical/Historical Note: Gallery owner; Princeton, N.J. and New Haven, Ct. Munson operated the Little Gallery at 39 Palmer Square West, Princeton, N.J., 1947 to 1962, and the Munson Gallery, 33 Whitney St. and 275 Orange St., New Haven, Ct.

Maxfield Parrish letters donated 1975 by Munson. He donated the remainder in 1994. Additions are expected.

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