William George Allan papers, 1953-1974

Allan, William George, b. 1936
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 167 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters received from Philip McCracken, James McGrath (1 illustrated with a watercolor drawing and 2 with serigraphs) Michael Moore, Joseph Raffael, Judy North Raffael, Peter Voulkos, and William T. Wiley, and 5 illustrated letters from Allan to his parents describing his army experiences in Germany and Turkey; poems by William Witherup; financial papers; 3 photographs of Bruce Nauman's performance piece "Three Well Known Knots," and one of James McGrath, 1954; exhibition announcements and catalogs, including 2 silkscreened and hand-colored posters for James McGrath exhibitions; 1 felt-tip pen on paper abstract drawing by Paul McCracken (21 x 30.5 cm.); and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, educator. Art professor, California State University, Sacramento, 1968- ; b. 1936

Donated 1977 and 1979 by William George Allan.

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