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Eunice Leopold papers relating to Benton Spruance, 1958-2000

Eunice Leopold papers relating to Benton Spruance, 1958-2000

Leopold, Eunice Robinson, 1916-2001

Collector

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft.

Summary: Included are letters to Eunice Leopold (1958-1986) concerning loans and gifts of prints by Benton Spruance; a letter from Henri Marceau to Spruance (1963), a letter from Ludwig Bemelmans (1958); letters to Leopold from Spruance (1961- 1967); sound recordings containing a Spruance lecture on prints and printmaking; printed matter relating to Spruance's career including exhibition catalogs, invitations, announcements, typed essays and news clippings; and photographs depicting Spruance's mural for the Home of Detention Chapel, Philadelphia, Pa.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leopold: collector and friend of Spruance. Spruance: painter and printmaker; Pennsylvania. Spruance is known especially for color lithography. Studied Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; taught at Philadelphia College of Art and Beaver College, Jenkintown, Pa.; b. 1916; d. Mar. 12, 2001, at age 84; full name Eunice Robinson Leopold.

Provenance

Donated 1986 by Eunice Leopold and 2002 by Ellen Leopold, Eunice Leopold's daughter.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Eunice Leopold papers relating to Benton Spruance, 1958-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.