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Bill Moore papers relating to Knute Stiles, 1967-1998

Moore, Bill, 1937-



Collection Information

Size: 0.3 Linear feet

Summary: Letters, works of art, and a book of poems regarding Knute Stiles. Twenty-seven letters, five cards and one postcard from Knute Stiles to friend and painter Bill Moore. The letters mainly discuss Stile's life in Mexico and Brisbee, Arizona and many contain poems written by Stiles. Some of the letters are addressed to Moore when he used the last name Brodecky. Works of art include nine signed abstract watercolors by Stiles. Also included is "On Booze" , a book of poems by Jack Goodwin and Knute Stiles.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; San Francisco, Calif. and Bisbee, Ariz. Friend for over forty years with painter and collage artist Knute Stiles, beginnning when they were both living in San Francisco. Stiles also lives in Brisbee, Ariz. Moore's last name was changed to Brodecky (his stepfather's name) at age 3; he changed it back to Moore in the 1980s.


Donated 2002 and 2008 by Bill Moore.

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How to Cite This Collection

Bill Moore papers relating to Knute Stiles, 1967-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.