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Forrest Bess letters to Mr. and Mrs L. E. Cooke, [ca. 1963-1964]

Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977



Collection Information

Size: 14 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Two letters (1963-1964) from Forrest Bess to Mr. and Mrs. L.E. 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

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

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 Mr. and Mrs L. E. Cooke, [ca. 1963-1964]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.