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Dorothy Sturm papers, 1913-1989

Sturm, Dorothy M., 1910-1988

Painter, Enameler, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Dorothy Sturm measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1913 to 1989. The papers document Sturm's career as a painter, enamelist, writer, and medical illustrator through writings, professional files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dorothy Sturm (1910-1988) was a painter, enamelist, and medical illustrator in Memphis, Tennessee. She studied art in New York at the Grand Central School of Art and the Arts Student League during the 1930s. Between 1952 and 1978 Sturm exhibited at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. Sturm taught art at the Memphis Academy of Art between 1938 and the late 1970s, and also assisted in establishing a collection of contemporary art at the Memphis Brooks Museum.


The Dorothy Sturm papers were donated to the archives in 1991 by the Dorothy Sturm estate via Marvin Ratner, executor.

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The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.