Reginald Gammon papers, [circa 1937-2005], (bulk 1969-1995)

Gammon, Reginald A. (Reginald Adolphus), b. 1921 d. 2005
Painter, Educator
Active in New York, N.Y.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Kalamazoo, Mich.

Collection size: 2.1 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, writings and artwork by Gammon, photographs, printed material, and miscellany concerning Gammon's career as a painter, educator, and prominent art figure in the New York and New Mexico art scene. Biographical material includes a diploma and an award for excellence. Correspondents include Benny Andrews, Thomas Frey, Harry Overton, Romare Bearden, Patrick King, Jonathon Wynberg, and others. Also included are letters from galleries, museums, and art organizations regarding donations, lectures, and exhibitions. Writings by Gammon regard Spiral, an African-American artist's collective, the New Mexico African-American Artists Guild, grade books and diaries. Works of art include sketches on tracing paper and board, watercolors, ink drawings on transparencies, and storyboards for comics and books by Gammon. Photographs are of Gammon's friends, family, his studio and exhibition installations. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements as well as source material for Gammon's work.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and art educator, Albuquerque, N.M. b. 1921. Gammon was a founding member of Spiral, an African American artist's collective and member of the New Mexico Afro-American Artist Guild. Gammon also taught in the New York public schools and at Western Michigan University.

Donated 2007 and 2008 by Janice Gammon, Gammon's widow.

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