Tina Prentiss papers, 1942-1976

Prentiss, Tina, b. 1905
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 3.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; scrapbooks; writings and notes; photographs and slides; art works; videotapes; sketches; awards and certificates; exhibition material; and printed material.

REEL 876: A 1974 portfolio containing 3 sketches and 19 photographs of "Sculpture in New Materials" (plastics), and an 8 page curriculum vitae and statement prepared by Prentiss for the Archives on the development of her art.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; writings and notes; awards and certificates; clippings, bulletins, and newsletters; catalogs, announcements, and other exhibition material; and photographs and slides of exhibitions and of Prentiss's work; correspondence, clippings, a publicity file, notes, reports, photographs and miscellany relating to exhibitions of the Boston Visual Artists Union, 1974-1976; a scrapbook of photographs, clippings, catalogs, reports, letters, relating to Women Exhibiting in Boston, Inc., 1973-1975; and a scrapbook about an art workshop held for Boston Public School teachers, 1961-1962, containing photographs of people involved and art work displayed, and ideas for school art projects.

Scrapbooks, 1954-1974, 11 v. containing correspondence, exhibition notices, catalogs, guest books, clippings, press releases, curricula vita, other printed matter, sketches, notes about her work and impressions of her shows, diary Sept.-Nov. 1972 (notes of daily progress for a one-man show), stencils, and photographs of her friends and works; two videotapes, "Tina Prentiss Show," September 30, 1975, and "Ten Talents at Tufts," October 10, 1975; a script, probably for the "Tina Prentiss Show"; and a taperecording, Tufts University Radio Women's Program, October 28, 1975; eight "symbolic portraits" in oil, including portraits of Admiral Richard Byrd, Albert Schweitzer, and Bradford Washburn, among others; and a painting, "Symbolic Portrait of James Michael Curley." 1956.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor; Boston, Massachusetts.

Material on reel 876 lent for microfilming 1974 by Tina Prentiss; unmicrofilmed material donated 1974-1976 by Tina Prentiss. Painting of Curley donated 1978 by Earle Lawrence Prentiss, son of Tina Prentiss.

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