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Forrest Bess letters to L. E. and Patricia Cooke, circa 1963-1964

Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977



Collection Information

Size: 14 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Two letters (1963-1964) from Forrest Bess to L.E. and Patricia Cooke, concerning a Bess painting they posessed, Carl Jung, and the reactions of the unconscious to Bess' works, accompanied by slides of two paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bess was a painter in Bay City, Texas.; the Cooke's, art collectors.


Donated 1986 by Patricia (Mrs. L.E.) Cooke as part of AAA's Texas Project.

Location of Originals

  • Original letters are in the possession of the donor.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3752 available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 77005 or through interlibrary loan from the Archives of American Art.

Both letters are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Forrest Bess letters to L. E. and Patricia Cooke, circa 1963-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.