Melville Price papers, 1944-1978

Price, Melville, b. 1920 d. 1970
Active in New York, N.Y.; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Collection size: 250 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical material, consisting of a resume, a biographical account, and a hospital discharge summary; correspondence, including letters from Albert Christ-Janer, and Franz Kline; notes and writings, including an inventory price list; four loose drawings and 7 sketchbooks; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and autographed booklet of Joseph Stella's writings; and photographs of Price, his works of art, and miscellaneous phtographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, Alabama, New Jersey; b. 1920; d. 1970; Worked on WPA projects as a young painter and met Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and became a protege of Joseph Stella.

The donor, Barbara Price, is the widow of Melville Price.

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