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Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1961-2014
1 Linear foot
Box 1, 2 and OV 10

Correspondence is with galleries and museums that exhibited Benton's work including the San Francico Museum of Modern Art, André Emmerich gallery, Gloria Luria Gallery, Howard Wise Gallery, Yares Gallery and Thomas Baebor Gallery. There is extended correspondence with curators George W. Neubert and Gerald Nordland as well as the British art critic and writer Edward Lucie-Smith.
There is a series of correspondence related to Benton's exhibitions in Germany with the B. Haasner Gallerie and curators Jutta Brederhoff, Gerhard Kolberg, Peter Nestler and Jolie Leisegang. Leisegang was co-author of the book
Fletcher Benton: An American Artist
with Carter Ratcliff and Collette Chattopadhyay. There is also a large volume of correspondence with the prominent Dutch art collector Pieter Sanders and the Belgian contemporary art consultant Louise Descamps-Schneider.
Significant personal correspondence is found with two of Benton's former professors from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Richard Clark Smith and the painter Edwin Fulwider. Personal correspondence also includes letters with the artists Pol Bury, George Rickey, Ulfert Wilke, Marlene Louchheim and the photographer David Finn. There are also two early letters from Benton to Lillian E. Jones, a mentor and arts' patron from Jackson, Ohio who supported the sculptor during his first years at New York City.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name and chronologically within each folder. Correspondence with less than three letters is filed in general alphabetical files. Letters with first names only, greeting cards and illegible signatures are filed at the end of the series. Additional correspondence can be found in Series 4, Exhibition and Commission Files. Some of the correspondents appear in Series 3, Interviews, and in the photographs in Series 1, Biographical Materials.
Description Container Select
A, 1978-2011
1
13
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1969-1985
1
14
André Emmerich Gallery , 1989-2003
1
15
Carol and Sheldon Appel , 1989-1997
1
16
Leon A. Arkus, 1983-1986
1
17
Arts Club of Chicago, 1978-1979
1
18
The Arts Commission of San Francisco, 1985-1986
1
19
Artists Equity Association, Inc. , 1979-1980
1
20
B, 1980-2003
1
21
Galerie B. Haasen, 1986-1988
1
22
Joan N. Borinstein, 1985-1986
1
23
Jutta Brederhoff, 1987-2013
1
24
Pol Bury, 1978-1994
1
25
C, 1983-2013
1
26
Richard Clark Smith, 1979-1984
1
27
Gisele Cottier, 1983
1
28
D, 1983-2011
1
29
Louise Descamps-Schneider, 1992-2000
1
30
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1984-1994
1
31
E, 1990-2013
1
32
F, 1982-2010
1
33
David Finn, 2001-2012
1
34
Edwin Fulwider, 1978-1989
1
35
Sidney M. Feldman, 1980-1985
1
36
G, 1985-2012
1
37
Gloria Luria Gallery, 1983-1986
1
38
H, 1980-2010
Oversized drawing removed to OV 11
1
39
Howard Wise Gallery, 1966
1
40
I, 1977-2005
1
41
J, 1976-2013
1
42
Lillian E. Jones, 1961
1
43
K, 1980-2013
1
44
Paul J. Karlstrom, 1984
1
45
David M. Kezur, 1983-1987
1
46
Gerhard Kolberg, 1993-1995
1
47
L, 1981-2013
1
48
Jolei Leisegang, 1980-1987
1
49
Tiziana Lorenzelli, 1991
1
50
Los Angeles Art Center of Design, 1986
1
51
Marlene Louchheim, 1980-2013
1
52
Edward Lucie-Smith, 1989-1996
1
53
M, 1980-2012
1
54
Metropolitan Dade County Florida, 1980
1
55
Miami University, 1979-2011
1
56
Muscatine Commission, 1980-1982
1
57
N, 1977-2013
1
58
George W. Neubert, 1983-1994
1
59
Peter Nestler, 1989-1998
1
60
Gerald Nordland, 1978-2010
1
61
O, 1986-2005
1
62
Oakland Museum, 1967-1978
1
63
P, 1983-2012
1
64
Pacific Mutual, 1980-1982
1
65
Barbara Pontecorvo, 2005-2006
1
66
Q, 2010
1
67
R, 1990-2010
1
68
George Rickey, 1977-2005
1
69
S, 1979-2014
1
70
Pieter Sanders, 1981-1993
2
1
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1981-2001
2
2
San José State University, 1977-1985
2
3
Arthur Silverman, 1994
2
4
Louis Skidmore Jr., 1978-1985
2
5
Marvin Smalley, 1982-1991
2
6
Herbert J. Solomon , 1994
2
7
Sunset Magazine, 1985
2
8
T, 1985-2005
2
9
Thomas Babeor Gallery , 1983-1984
2
10
U, 1974-1982
2
11
University of Arizona, 1980-1989
2
12
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1983-1993
2
13
V, 1980-2011
2
14
W, 1972-1994
2
15
Frederick R. Weisman, 1986-1990
2
16
Ulfert Wilke, 1981-1982
2
17
Yares Gallery, 1983-1985
2
18
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 1985-1986
2
19
Z, 2011
2
20
First Name Only , 1980-2013
2
21
Greating Cards, 2010-2013
2
22
Illegible Signatures, 1982-1996
2
23
Oversized drawing from Box 1, folder 39
OV 11

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