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Jack Jefferson papers, 1960-1999

Jefferson, Jack, 1921-2000



Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot

Summary: The collection includes some professional letters; slides, transparencies, and negatives of artwork; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and printed material including magazines and newspaper articles.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; San Francisco, Calif. b. 1921, d. 2000. Jefferson was born in Lead, S.D., the birthplace of his mentor and major influence, Clyfford Still. He studied with Still at the California School of Fine Arts from 1946 to 1950 and there participated in the development of the west coast version of Abstract Expressionism. He was a founder of the Metart Gallery, which opened in 1949.


Donated 2000 by Zena Jefferson, widow of Jack Jefferson.

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Jack Jefferson papers, 1960-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.