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Hartwell Wyse Priest papers, 1924-2004

Priest, Hartwell Wyse, 1901-2004

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 1.8 Linear feet

Summary: The Hartwell Wyse Priest papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1999. The papers contain biographical material including a 1991 interview transcript with Priest by Elizabeth Howard, a certificate of recognition and miscellany; works of art including travel sketchbooks and loose drawings and sketches; writings consisting of journals and notes on art, a draft manuscript of "Dynamic Symmetry" written by Priest, and an annotated published book about Hans Hofmann; bound exhibition lists; lists of prints; sales records and price lists; scattered letters; photographs of nature used as source material and photographs of Priest and of others and slides of works of art; and printed material including 30 exhibition catalogs of the National Association of Women Artists, newspaper clippings and posthumous material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hartwell Wyse Priest (1901-2004) was a painter and printmaker in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Donated 1978 by Hartwell Priest and in 2018 by Hannah Priest, Hartwell's daughter.

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Hartwell Wyse Priest papers, 1924-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.