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Eugene Carroll papers, 1955-2015

Carroll, Eugene A., 1931-2016

Collector, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 1.8 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of art history professor and collector Eugene Carroll (1931-2016) measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1955-2015. The collection documents Carroll's interest in particular artists as a historian, a collector, and in a few instances, a friend. Carrol maintained a decades-long correspondence with artists Jacqueline Gourevitch and Marcia Marcus, and dozens of letters, postcards, and photographs in the artists files document those relationships. The collection contains a few published audiovisual CDs and DVDs and one sound cassette pertaining to the artists. Scant material relates to Carroll's tenure at Vassar College, and no material is found regarding Carroll's chief research interest, Rosso Fiorentino.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eugene Carroll (1931-2016) was a collector and an art history professor at Vassar College from 1965-1999. He was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 1958 and received a PhD from Harvard University in 1964. In 1987, Carroll curated an exhibition on Rosso Fiorentino at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Provenance

Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by the Eugene Carroll estate via David R. Stack, executor.

Language Note

English .