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Sam Hunter papers concerning Larry Rivers, 1950-1969

Hunter, Sam, b. 1923
Educator, Art historian
Active in Princeton, N.J.

Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Research materials collected for Hunter's monograph LARRY RIVERS (Harry Abrams, Inc., 1969).

Reel 630: Correspondence, 1965-1969, a 59 page biography of Rivers, disposition lists of Rivers' works, a chronolgy and bibliography, a typescript of a tape-recorded interview with Rivers, 1969, writings and a lecture by Rivers, a typescript of LARRY RIVERS, and clippings.

Reel 630: Approximately 50 photographs, 1949-1968, of which 2 are personal photographs and the remainder are of works of art, Rivers painting, and gallery installations of Rivers' work.

Reel 673: 470 photographs of the works of Larry Rivers.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian and educator; Princeton, New Jersey. Hunter has taught at Princeton since 1969. He has worked in many capacities for Harry N. Abrams, Inc., including editor-in-chief, 1971-72. He has curated and consulted for museum exhibitions at several institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Minneapolis Art Institute and the Princeton Art Museum. Larry Rivers is a contemporary painter known for his life-size portraits.

The donor, Sam Hunter, gave this material after it was used by the Chicago Art Institute for a retrospective exhibit on Larry Rivers.

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