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Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1934-2013
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1 and 9

Biographical material includes four folders of photographs from Benton's childhood to the present and a number of personal photographs of the artist with family members and art personalities including Harold Paris, Edward Lucie-Smith, Dewain Valentine and Peter Selz. There is also a home video on 1 videocassette (VHS) by the artist showing part of his home studio and some of the sculptures from his garden. Among the legal documents and certificates there is a folder with materials about Benton's law suit against Ed Marquand, an editor that was hired to work on a book about Benton's Kinetic Art between 1986 and 1987.
Photographs and moving images of Benton working in his studio, of his artwork, and art-related events are found in series 7, Photographic and Moving Image Materials. Additional photographs and moving images related to exhibitions and commissions are found in series 4, Exhibitions and Commission files.
Description Container Select
Photographs
Childhood Photographs, 1934-circa 1945
1
1
Portraits of Benton, circa 1960-circa 1995
Oversized portrait moved to Box 9 folder 5
1
2
Family and Personal Photographs , 1962-circa 1990
1
3
Benton with Art Personalities, 1975-1996
1
4
Certificates, Awards, Diplomas & Certificates, 1981-2003
1
5
Contract with Habenicht & Howlett, 1968
1
6
Guggenheim Grant Application , 1968-1969
1
7
Legal Records about Fletcher Benton's Book on Kinetic Art, Benton vs Ed Marquand, 1986-1987
1
8
Home Video: '3 Water Sculptures' (VHS), 1993
1 videocassettes (vhs)
1
9
Caricature of Fletcher Benton and his Wife Bobbie Benton, 1996
1
10
Biographical Texts about Benton, circa 1965-1975, 1974
Includes two copies of the introduction used for the book
Fletcher Benton: Selected Works 1964-74
by Diane Ghirardo Burke, De Saisset Art gallery
1
11
Unidentified Interview Transcripts, circa 1985
1
12
Oversized portrait from Box 1, folder 2
9

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