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Harris King Prior papers, 1946-1975

Harris King Prior papers, 1946-1975

Prior, Harris King, 1911-1975

Educator, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 4.0 linear ft.

Summary: Research material on American Artists of the Pacific Northwest, and on Arthur B. Davies.

Files, 1946-1975, concerning artists of the Pacific Northwest, including: research correspondence; typescripts of published and unpublished writings; notes; photographs, negatives, and transparencies of works of art; card files; and exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material. Also included is research material, 1955-1975, relating to Arthur B. Davies and a 1962 centennial exhibition on Davies organized by Prior. Papers include: correspondence with Davies's relatives, museums, and others; printed material; slides of the paintings exhibited; 3 installation photos; a photo file and a card file on Davies's paintings, arranged by location; and a dissertation, THE GRAPHIC ART OF ARTHUR BOWEN DAVIES AND JOHN SLOAN, by Merrill Clement Rueppel, 1955.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art administrator, educator; Rochester, N.Y.; b. 1911; d. 1975 Prior was director of Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., 1962-1975.

Provenance

Donated 1981 by Mrs. Nathaniel Whitcomb, Prior's widow.

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