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Jan Stussy papers, 1955-1985

Stussy, Jan, 1921-1990

Muralist, Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: The papers of Jan Stussy measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1955 to 1985. The papers document the career of painter and educator Jan Stussy through correspondence; a resume and other professional documentation; clippings and exhibition announcements; and photographs and slides of Stussy and his artwork. The papers also document the life of artist Stanton MacDonald-Wright through correspondence with Stussy; manuscripts and other writings; lectures and discussions with Stussy; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material; and photographs of MacDonald-Wright.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jan Stussy (1921-1990) was a painter and educator primarily in Los Angeles, California. Stussy was born in 1921 in Benton County, Missouri, and he taught at UCLA. Stussy studied with Stanton MacDonald-Wright and remained life-long friends with him. Stussy was married to artist Maxine Kim Stussy.


The Jan Stussy papers were donated to the archives between 1976-1985 by Jan Stussy.

Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.