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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975

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Series 7: Printed Materials, 1934-2001, undated
(Boxes 4-6 and 11; 1.5 linear feet; not scanned)

Printed materials include printed artwork, books, book covers, clippings, magazines, exhibition catalogs, posters, chapbooks, journals, reproductions of works of art, and other printed miscellany primarily related to the art and writings of Fairfield Porter and others in his circle.
Books include a book about Thomas Eakins written by Porter and a book about the New York School with an article Porter wrote about Richard Stankiewicz. Book covers illustrated by Porter are found for books of poetry by James Schuyler, Kenneth Koch, and John Koethe. Clippings include magazines, magazine clippings, newspaper clippings, and other ephemeral publications. Reviews by Porter, mostly for
The Nation
from 1959 to 1961, are filed separately. Artwork by Porter includes a cartoon created for the
Harvard Lampoon
. Articles about Porter include reviews, profiles, and obituaries.
Exhibition catalogs and posters are present for Porter's individual and group exhibitions. A file of items found in Porter's studio at the time of his death consist mostly of photographs and illustrations clipped from newspapers and reproductions of works of art.
Poetry publications include chapbooks, journals, and books. Volumes containing poems by the Fairfield and/or Anne Porter are filed at the beginning. Poetry publications include the magazine
Poetry
,
Locus Solus I
, two issues of
Semi-Colon
, four issues of John Wheelwright's
Poems for Two Bits and Poems for a Dime
series, which were illustrated by Porter, and James Schuyler's anthologies
49 South
and
Broadway 2
. An issue of the journal
Parenthèse
with an obituary of Porter by John Bernard Myers is filed with clippings about Porter. Copies of the prints Porter made for the Wheelwright publications can be found in the Artwork series.
Subject files include pamphlets, newsletters, and brochures related to nuclear energy, an issue with which Porter was involved, and Subud, a spiritual practice Porter followed. Printed miscellany includes a teaching guide for a slide program of Porter's paintings created by the Parrish Art Museum.
Portions of this series have not been digitized.

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