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Fairfield Porter letters to Eliot Porter, 1959-1964

Porter, Eliot, 1901-1990



Collection Information

Size: 7 Items

Summary: Seven letters from Fairfield Porter to his brother, photographer Eliot Porter. Fairfield writes about his own writings on art and photography, science, and the sale of his paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eliot Porter (1901-1990) was a photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His brother, Fairfield, was a painter and art critic.


Donated 2017 by Stephen Porter, Eliot Porter's son.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Fairfield Porter letters to Eliot Porter, 1959-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.