Downes, Rackstraw, b. 1939
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 1.0 linear feet
Collection Summary: Research material consisting of biographical information, correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material relating to Fairfield Porter, compiled by Rackstraw Downes for his book on Porter, "Art in its Own Terms: Selected Criticism 1935-1975 (of Fairfield Porter)," 1979.
Biographical material includes chronologies and bibliographies on Porter. Correspondence includes letters from Fairfield and Anne Porter to Downes. Also incuded are copies of letters from Fairfield Porter to various subjects. Business correspondence concerns Downes' publication, "Art in its Own Terms." Writings include drafts of Downes' publication on Porter and a thesis on Porter by Anne Devaney, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998. Photographs are of Porter and his works of art. Printed material includes articles and criticism by Porter as well as exhibition catalogs.
Biographical/Historical Note: Rackstraw Downes (1939- ) is the author and editor of "Fairfield Porter: Art In Its Own Terms. Selected criticism, 1935-1975," published in 1979.
Donated 2012 by Rackstraw Downes.
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