Morgan, Maud Cabot,
Painter, Art teacher, Collagist
New York, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.
Collection size: 0.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Collection Summary: Letters, scrapbooks, and printed material document the career of painter Maud Cabot Morgan.
REEL 777: Three scrapbooks (1938-1974) contain 143 pages of photographs of works of art, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and press releases. One hundred forty-two letters, price lists, and other material relating to Morgan's work are interleaved within the scrapbook pages. A 12-page book of clippings by Rosamund Frost is entitled "Maud Morgan, A Woman With a Purpose."
REEL 1817 (fr. 867-875): One copyprint of Sarah Wainwright and Maud Morgan in front of Morgan's "Winter Narrative," ca. 1970; and thirteen snapshots of Morgan standing in different poses in front of one of her artworks, ca. 1973. Photographer(s) unknown. Copyprints made from slides.
UNMICROFILMED: Two letters, 1982 (photocopies) concerning Morgan's honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art; a resume, 1980; 24 clippings (mostly photocopies); and 9 exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1974-1983.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, Massachusetts. b. 1903. d 1999. Maud Cabot Morgan attended Barnard College (1926), the Sorbonne in Paris (1925-1929), and the Columbia Architecture School. She travelled throughout Europe and the Far East. In 1926 Morgan began painting in Paris. In New York, she studied at the Art Students League with Kimon Nikolaides and Hans Hofmann. Between 1931 and 1932, she lived in Munich, Germany, moving to Murray Bay, Canada, in 1932. From 1940-1948, she was a teacher at the Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Between 1938 and 1982, Morgan exhibited her work at the Julian Levy Gallery, Betty Parsons Gallery, and the Margaret Brown Gallery, among others.
Material on reel 777 lent for microfilming 1974. Copyprints on reel 1817 were made from slides lent 1974 for copying; the prints were microfilmed in 1980 with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1985 by Morgan,except for the typescript of Morgan's memoir, which was donated in 1999 by Eleanor Munro, a critic and writer on the work of women artists who was given the manuscript by Morgan while the latter was searching for a publisher.
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