Lois Dodd papers, 1945-2013

Dodd, Lois, b. 1927
Painter, Arts administrator, Art teacher
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 6.8 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of New York City painter, educator, gallery owner, and activist Lois Dodd date from 1945 to 2013 and measure 6.8 linear feet. The papers focus on Dodd's personal work and contain little documentation of her involvement with Tanager Gallery. Found are biographical materials, including an interview conducted by Pat Mainardi in 1973; personal business records; professional correspondence; project and teaching files for Artist Housing Projects and various teaching positions; scattered writings and notes; printed materials including exhibition catalogs and announcements; and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lois Dodd (1927- ) is an observational painter, educator, activist, and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery who works in New York, New York and Maine.

Lois Dodd donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several increments between 1981-2007 and in 2014-2015.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Among the collections of the Archives of American Art are the Tanager Gallery records, 1952-1972 and an oral history interview with Lois Dodd by Barbara Shikler conducted in 1988.