Virginia Barnett papers concerning Mark Tobey, ca. 1950-1979

Barnett, Virginia
Art patron
Active in Wash.

Collection size: 17 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Material collected by Barnett regarding Mark Tobey including: photographs of Tobey with friends Takazaki and Horiuci, ca. 1950, Tobey's Seattle, Washington studio taken after his death, summer 1976, Tobey with his attorney Arthur Barnett, Tobey's Basel, Switzerland home, and Tobey's funeral; copies made from 16 mm microfilm of two Tobey journals, 1958; and Barnett's handwritten descriptions of the photographs and journals, 1979.

Biographical/Historical Note: Virginia Barnett was a friend of Mark Tobey's. Her husband, Arthur, was Tobey's attorney and it is through this contact that the trio developed a friendship.

Donated by Arthur and Virginia Barnett, 1976 and 1979. The video was donated 1993.

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