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Helen DeMott papers, 1896-1997

DeMott, Helen, 1920-1997

Painter, Activist, Poet

Collection Information

Size: 7.9 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Helen DeMott measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1896-1997. DeMott's painting career from 1940-1996 is documented through her numerous sketchbooks and original artwork. Also found is biographical material, correspondence, writings and poems, scrapbooks, printed material, photographic material, audio and video recordings, and scattered material from collagist Ray Johnson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen DeMott (1920-1997) was a New York City based painter and poet and well-known East Village community activist.


The Helen DeMott papers were a bequest to the Archives of American Art in 2003 by James Goldiner, executive for the estate of Helen DeMott.

Language Note

English .