Renk, Merry, b. 1921 d. 2012
Painter, Jeweler, Metalworker
Active in San Francisco, Calif.
Collection size: 1.3 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1953-1969, with Greta Daniel, Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, Conrad Brown and Rose Slivka, Paul Soldner, Paul J. Smith, Alice W. Nichols, Roger Armstrong, and Francis S. Merritt concerning exhibitions, festivals and teaching; annotated invoices; publications including issues of "Craft Horizons",1956-1964; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1952-1998; printed material about Renk; 3 pencil drawings; an unpublished typescript "Memories for My Children's Children's Children's Children's Children," by Renk, illustrated with color photocopies of works of art, 2000 and a VHS video entitled "Merry Renk: Jeweler," (32 min.), nd.
Biographical/Historical Note: Metalsmith, jeweler, painter; San Francisco, Calif.; b. 1921.
Donated 2003 and 2004 by Merry Renk as a part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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