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George Demont Otis papers, 1931-1974

Otis, George Demont, 1879-1962

Art teacher, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 172 Items, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; writings; printed material; miscellaneous papers regarding Otis and his work collected by his niece, Grace J. Hartley.
REEL 266: Correspondence, biographical material, poetry, notes on Southwest Indians, lists of paintings, photographs of Otis and his work, sketchbooks, clippings, catalogs, announcements, and miscellaneous papers.
REEL 2813: Seven photographs of Otis' works; clippings; a biographical sketch, 1948; letters, 1973-1974; and exhibition announcements, 1974.
UNMICROFILMED: Photocopies of letters, clippings, announcements, and resum├ęs. Included is a letter from Patricia Nixon to Hartley thanking her for a painting by Otis.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter and teacher; San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. Specialized in paintings of Indians.


Material on reel 266 lent for microfilming by Otis' neice Grace Hartley in 1971; she donated additonal material in 1974.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 266: Originals returned to the lender, Grace J. Hartley, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 266 and 2813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Most of the printed material 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

George Demont Otis papers, 1931-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.