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Alvin Ross papers, 1940-1975

Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: Ca. 1065 items (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Summary: Correspondence, printed material, photographs, a diary, financial papers, and writings.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, mainly from Ross to his parents; a travel diary; photographs and slides of Ross at work and of his art work; a list of exhibitions; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REELS 1280-1284: Letters concerning Ross' teaching at Pratt and the New School, gallery correspondence, and invitations to lecture or write; recommendations, fellowships and awards; pocket diaries, 1948-1974, listing dinners and appointments; files on exhibitions and courses Ross taught; writings, notes and speeches; catalogs; and financial papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker, teacher, lecturer; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Massachusetts Born Vineland, New Jersey. Faculty member, Department of Art, Pratt Institute; lecturer, history of art and architecture, New School of Social Research and New York School of Interior Design. Painted in oil in the realistic style.


Material on reels 1280-1284 lent for microfilming by Lenore Ross, Alvin's sister, 1977. Unmicrofilmed material was donated by Alvin and Lenore Ross, 1975-1980.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 1280-1284: Originals returned to the lender, Lenore Ross, after microfilming.