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William Horace Littlefield letters and photographs to Paul Cummings, 1951-1969

Cummings, Paul, b. 1933
Art historian, Editor

Littlefield, William Horace, b. 1902 d. 1969
Painter, Author, Collector
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Letters to Paul Cummings, 1964-1969; and photographs of paintings by Littlefield, 1951-1962. Letters discuss Littlefield's efforts to sell his collection of paintings by Leslie Powell, Howard Gibbs, David (Emery Abraham) Forbes, and others; Littlefield's connection with The Club, the organization of artists and writers formed by Philip Pavia in the early 1950's; and his own painting and criticism.

Biographical/Historical Note: Littlefield was a painter, writer and art collector; New York, N.Y. Died 1969. Cummings, an art historian, was an expert on drawings and prints

Donated 1969 by Paul Cummings.

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