Thomas Montague Beggs letters, 1947-1960

Beggs, Thomas Montague, b. 1899 d. 1990
Painter, Educator, Museum director
Active in Washington, D.C.; Claremont, Calif.

Collection size: 40 items.

Collection Summary: Artist files accumulated by Beggs, while Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, containing correspondence with George Barker, Otto Walter Beck, Samuel Bookatz, Alfred Jonniaux, and Andrew Wyeth.

Biographical/Historical Note: Thomas Montague Beggs; b. 1899; Art administrator, consultant, and painter; Washington, D.C.; d. 1990. Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts from 1948 to 1964.

Transferred 1981 by the NMAA-NPG Library to the Archives of American Art.

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