William Conger papers, 1950-2007

Conger, William, b. 1937
Painter, Educator, Author
Active in Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 4.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Writings, photographs, letters to Conger, works of art, printed material and legal documents regarding Conger's career as a painter and detailing his business dealings and involvement with Chicago's art community.

Writings include journals, lectures, and talks written by Conger. Photographs are of Conger, his works of art, and his studio. Letters to Conger are from friends and associates, including Elaine de Kooning, Robert Mallary, June Leaf, Miyoko Ito, James Valerio, Ed Paschke, Richard Loving, Vera Klement, and others. Works of art include sketches and studies by Conger. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, press clippings on Conger's show, and general information on the Chicago art scene (some annotated by Conger). Also included are legal documents regarding the Roy Boyd Gallery in Chicago, Ill.

Biographical/Historical Note: Abstract painter; Chicago, Ill.; b. 1937

Donated 2007 by William Conger.

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Related Materials

William Conger papers relating to his years as a faculty member at Northwestern University are located at: Northwestern University Archives.