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Guthrie Foster papers, 1959-1966

Foster, Guthrie

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (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

Gurtherie Foster was Director of the Atlanta Art Institute, which evolved along with the High Museum of Art out of the historic Atlanta Art Association formed in 1905. There was a later name change to the Atlanta College of Art, followed by it being absorbed by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) when it merged with Woodruff Arts Center in 2005.


Donated 1985 by Guthrie Foster.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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.