Mathews, Marcia M.
Art historian, Author
Active in Durham, N.C.
Collection size: 54 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: Primarily correspondence preceding Mathew's book HENRY O. TANNER, AMERICAN ARTIST (1969), and related printed material.
REEL 64: 26 letters, January 21, 1966 through March 5, 1968, to Mathews from Jesse O. Tanner, son of Henry Ossawa Tanner, conveying information about his father and particular art works. In addition, a letter from Edith D. [Mrs. William] Glackens, August 7, 1937, to Charles C. Tough, Jesse O. Tanner's uncle, advising with regard to Tough's plans of selling Henry O. Tanner's paintings. Also included is a biographical questionnaire completed by Henry O. Tanner for the Art League Publishing Company.
REEL 3268: 23 letters to Mathews regarding her book and exhibitions of Tanner's work; and printed material, 1968-1969. Correspondents include Jesse O. Tanner, Erwin S. Barrie, Romare H. Bearden, George Biddle, Mrs. Samuel M. Bryant, Benjamin Mays, James A. Porter, and Warren Robbins.
Biographical/Historical Note: Writer and art historian; Durham, N.C.; Henry Ossawa Tanner was an expatriate Afro-American painter of religious themes living in Paris, France. His son Jesse O. Tanner is evidently a scientist; Maritime, France.
Donated 1969 and 1976 by Marcia Mathews.
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