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Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972

Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972

Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965


Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, writings, sketches, drawings, paintings, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and photographer; San Francisco, California. Studied with Hans Hofmann; founding member of the American Abstract Artists and was associated with the Artists' Gallery; photography influenced by Edward Weston.


Lois Bowden, Harry Bowden's widow, donated the greater part of this collection to the Archives of American Art via Charles Campbell of the Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Campbell subsequently donated 28 additional photographs.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1880-1882 and 1885 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.