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Ben Cunningham papers, 1904-1984

Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975



Collection Information

Size: 3 Linear feet, (on a partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical material, photographs, art works, correspondence, printed material, audio tapes, and notes.
REEL 663: Detailed personal and career resume; notes taken by Cunningham's wife of his comments on color, the teaching of design, the artist in his time and the like; photographs and color slides of Cunningham's work; and exhibition catalogs.
UNMICROFILMED: Color slides of work, black and white and color photographs of art works and personal pictures of Cunningham and family; art works, including constructed transparencies in slide cases, greeting cards by Cunningham and friends, 2 sketches and sketched notes; letters from artist Hilare Hiler, studio correspondence and personal correspondence, 1968-1940; and correspondence of his widow, Patsy Cunningham, after Cunningham's husband's death. Three audio tapes of interviews of Cunningham.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York, N.Y.


Donated 1972-1989 by the estate of Patsy and Ben Cunningham.

Related Materials

Ben Cunningham papers also at Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 663 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

How to Cite This Collection

Ben Cunningham papers, 1904-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.