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Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014

Ashton, Dore, 1928-2017

Author, Educator, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 35.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian, and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dore Ashton (1928-2017) is an art critic, author, and educator living in New York, New York.


The Dore Ashton papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dore Ashton May 27, 1982, May 8, 1997, June 2, 2011, and March, 25, 2016.

Related Materials

Dore Ashton papers are also located at Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.


Funding for the processing of a portion of this collection was provided the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.