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A Finding Aid to the Joan Semmel papers, 1949-2013, bulk circa 1960s-2013

Joan Semmel papers, 1949-2013, bulk circa 1960s-2013

Semmel, Joan, 1932-

Artist

Collection Information

Size: 5.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Joan Semmel measure 5.9 linear feet and are dated 1949-2013, bulk circa 1960s-2013. The papers reflect her career and activities as a painter, writer, feminist, and educator through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, project files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joan Semmel (1932- ), a figurative painter in New York, New York and Easthampton, New York, is known for erotic themes and bringing a feminist sensibility to paintings of the female body.

Provenance

Donated 2014 by Joan Semmel.