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Fred Meyer papers, 1959-1982

Meyer, Fred, 1922-1986

Painter, Sculptor, Educator, Playwright


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Thirty-eight letters (1975-1982) include correspondence from Midtown Galleries, the Allentown Art Museum, Gallery St. Paul, and the National Academy of Design concerning Meyer's work, letters from theaters reviewing scripts submitted by Meyer, 2 letters from friends, and 3 letters from his son Michael. The collection also contains outlines for teaching assignments (1959-1969) used in Meyer's classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology, a 21-page script for a skit "R.I.T. in Orbit", and 4 exhibition announcements (1968-1982).

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor and playwright. Born 1922. Full name Frederick R. Meyer. Meyer was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and received his art education at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the universities of Wisconsin and Notre Dame. He has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Wayne University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen. His first one-man show was held in 1949 at Midtown Galleries and in 1955 he won a Ford Fellowship for a year in Italy. He is represented in the collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Everson Museum, Little Rock Museum of Fine Art, and many private collections.


Donated 1983 by Meyer.

Language Note

Two letters are in German.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Fred Meyer papers, 1959-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.