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Guthrie Foster papers, 1959-1966

Guthrie Foster papers, 1959-1966

Foster, Guthrie

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (36 items).

Summary: Letters, 1959-1960, from Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Adolph Gottlieb, Maria Hofmann (for Hans Hofmann), Leo Lionni, Robert Motherwell, Paul Rand, Ben Shahn, and Marguerite Wildenhain each responding to Foster's invitation to be a guest instructor at the Atlanta Art Institute. Most declined the invitation. Robert Motherwell wrote that he would not teach in a segregated school.

Also included are writings and printed material on and by Josef Albers, ca. 1960-1966.

Biographical/Historical Note

Director of the Atlanta Art Institute.

Provenance

Donated 1985 by Guthrie Foster.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Guthrie Foster papers, 1959-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.