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Eliot Candee Clark papers, 1839-1984

Eliot Candee Clark papers, 1839-1984

Clark, Eliot Candee, 1883-1980


Collection Information

Size: 6.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence; notebooks; sketchbooks; diary; photographs; financial and legal material; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.

UNMICROFILMED: A resume and awards from the American Water Color Society and the Allied Artists of America; Correspondence, 1874 and 1903-1984, including letters from Clark to his family while traveling in Europe and India, letters from Margaret Wilson (daughter of the President), 1937-1939, concerning Indian mysticism, and letters from galleries, acquaintances, Leon Sparks, Andrew Wyeth, 1961, and others, letters concerning his father Walter; notebooks, including those made during Clark's travels in India and Europe; manuscripts, criticisms, lecture notes, and writing fragments; diaries and a book by Margaret; and sketchbooks of India, Nova Scotia, and Albermarle County, Virginia, as well as other works of art.

Also, financial and legal material; exhibition catalogs and announcements from Eliot's and Walter's shows; clippings; printed miscellany; photographs of Clark, of his family, and of works of art by Clark and others including 120 color slides of paintings by Eliot and Walter Clark; and a cassette tape titled "Eliot and Horace Barr - Eastern thoughts".

REEL 2027: Papers relating to Clark's walking tour of Europe during the early 1900's, including a diary containing a few tiny sketches, a book of notes concerning paintings in English collections, an expense book, and an address book.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Charlottesville, Va.; d. 1980. Walter Clark b.1848 was Eliot Clark's father.


Donated 1980-1984 by Margaret Fowler Clark.

Related Materials

Eliot Candee Clark papers also at Syracuse University.

Microfilm reel 2027 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.

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