Melinda Wortz papers, 1960-1990

Wortz, Melinda, b. 1940 d. 1990
Art critic, Art historian
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.

Collection size: 28.0 linear feet

Collection Summary: Student notes and writings, reviews, exhibition announcements and invitations, and records kept while director of the University of California at Irvine Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian, art critic; Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1940. Director of University of California at Irvine Fine Arts Gallery; Los Angeles, Calif. Wortz wrote about Los Angeles art activity of the late 1960s to 90s for national art periodicals and the California-published newspaper "ARTWEEK." She was closely involed with the Pasadena Art Museum before it became the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Her special area of interest was contemporary art, especially the California "light and space" artists. Dr. Wortz's career as a critic ended with the onset of Alzheimers disease at age 50.

Donated by Edward C. Wortz, husband of Melinda Wortz, 1994.

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