Peter Hopkins papers, 1885-1999

Hopkins, Peter, b. 1911 d. 1999
Painter, Teacher
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, writings, teaching material, photographs, artwork, and printed material concerning Peter Hopkins' career as a painter and educator.

Biographical information includes curriculum vitae, a will, awards and an address book. Correspondence includes letters and cards from Reginald Marsh to Hopkins and letters from Norman Rockwell to Lauros M. Phoenix, president of the New York Phoenix School of Design (where Hopkins taught from 1961-1972), and letters from Hopkins to his father, Charles Hopkins, a theatrical producer. Writings are journals and drafts, including "Modern Perspective Drawing" and "New Design for Living" by Hopkins as well as writings by Charles Hopkins. Artwork includes sketchbooks and loose sketches. Photographs are of Hopkins, his family, works of art, and events, including the 1953 Art Students League masked ball. Printed material includes a scrapbook, exhibition announcements and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Peter Hopkins (1911-1999) was a painter and educator in New York, N.Y.

Donated 2009 by James McGuane, Hopkins' neighbor.

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