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Alton Pickens papers, 1943-1969

Pickens, Alton, 1917-1991

Art teacher, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Business and personal letters to Pickens (1943-69), notes and other papers relating to his art instruction (1950-53), art exhibition announcements (1955-56), financial records (1949-56), and four leftist political magazines from the 1940's, one of which contains some of Pickens' sketches. In addition, there are a few photographs of unknown subjects.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alton Pickens (1917- 1991) was a painter, printmaker, and instructor. He taught art at Indiana University and Vassar College.


Donated 1989 by Alton Pickens via Paul Schweizer.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Alton Pickens papers, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.