Staten Island, N.Y.
Collection size: 0.5 linear feet
Collection Summary: Biographical material, writings, correspondence, artwork, photographs, financial material, and printed material relating to Lou Fink.
Biographical material includes a curriculum vitae and an inventory of works by Fink. Writings include typed eulogies for Fink by author Lanford Wilson and MTV creator John Lack. Letters to Fink include two letters from The Art Institute of Chicago regarding drawings Fink submitted for an exhibition, and a letter from an unknown colleague, Dick, regarding an exhibition and an upcoming show. Artwork consists of a sketchbook, drawings, and Christmas card designs. Photographs and slides are of Fink his artwork, artists and collectors, his exhibitions, and his studio. Financial material consists of leasing and sales agreements and an estate inventory. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and invitations, newspaper clippings, magazines and a poster.
Biographical/Historical Note: Lou Fink (1925-1980) was a painter in Staten Island, New York. Fink exhibited at the Staten Island Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Environment Gallery in Manhattan.
Donated 2009 by Nancy and George Marcus. Nancy Marcus was Fink's stepdaughter.