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Harry Wickey papers, 1918-1973

Harry Wickey papers, 1918-1973

Wickey, Harry, 1892-1968

Teacher, Lithographer, Etcher

Collection Information

Size: Ca. 237 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, printed material, photographs, writings, and two etchings.

REEL 3683: Letters, annotated by Wickey, from John Taylor Arms, John Steuart Curry, Adolph Dehn, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Walter Pach, the Society of American Etchers, and other art organizations discussing art theory, exhibitions, and personal matters; 3 exhibition catalogs, ca. 1931-1973; a notice of a Guggenheim Fellowship award; and two landscape etchings by Wickey.

REEL 1079: A typescript of Wickey's autobiography, THUS FAR, (published by the American Artists Group, 1941); letters from Wickey to Ethel and Virginia Myers about Jerome Myers, and to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Street sent from France during World War I; letters from Syracuse University about the Wickey Collection, and from George Grosz; a list of letters given to Syracuse University; and photographs of Wickey and Grosz.

Biographical/Historical Note

Etcher, lithographer, teacher; Cornwall Landing, New York.

Provenance

Material on reel 1079 donated by Mrs. May Wickey, wife of Harry Wickey, 1976. Material on reel 3683 lent for microfilming by Ralph Sandler, the son of Wickey's friend and patron Marc Sandler, 1986.

Related Materials

Harry Wickey papers also at Syracuse University.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3683: Originals returned to the lender, Ralph Sandler, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1079 and 3683 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 Wickey papers, 1918-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.