Perkins Harnly papers, 1946-1985

Harnly, Perkins, b. 1901 d. 1986
Painter, Teacher
Active in New York, N.Y.; Calif.

Collection size: 1.1 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical fact sheets, 1971; postcards from Harnly to Bill Alexander; correspondence; writings, including the manuscripts, "Somersault, Nature's Undesirable," 1964, and "My Kingdon for a Hearse," 1971, and short stories; financial material; a watercolor drawing by Harnly entitled, "Millie, the Messy Old Mermaid"; clippings and exhibition-related material; and photographs of Harnley and of his works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) was a painter, illustrator, and watercolorist, who depicted Victorian furnishings and interiors and was from Culver City, Calif. Mr. Harnly illustrated for Index of American Design (25 pictures), 1938-1941.

The donor, Bill Alexander was a friend of Harnley.

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