William and Leza McVey papers, 1932-1974

McVey, William Mozart, b. 1905 d. 1995
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Austin, Tex.

McVey, Leza S. (Leza Sullivan), b. 1907 d. 1984
Sculptor, Art teacher, Ceramicist, Weaver
Active in Cleveland,Ohio

Collection size: ca. 30 linear ft. (microfilmed on 22 reels)

Collection Summary: Papers regarding sculptor William McVey and to a lesser extent his wife, ceramist and weaver, Leza McVey.

REELS 869-870: Files on 26 commissions executed between 1938 and 1973; 2 scrapbooks; printed articles by McVey; sketches and drawings; clippings; and photographs. Correspondents include Chaim Gross, Zoltan Sepeshy, Boyer Gonzales, Clifford West, John Canaday, and others.

REELS 5439-5460: Correspondence, writings, art work by the McVey's and others, photographs, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: William McVey: Sculptor, educator; Cleveland, Ohio; Leza McVey: Ceramist, weaver, Cleveland, Ohio.

Material on reels 869-870 lent for microfilming by William McVey. He subsequently donated the originals to Rice University in Houston, Texas. Material on reels 5439-5460 was donated in 1998 by the McVey estate via executor Seth C. Taft.

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