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Joe Shannon papers, circa 1980-2005

Shannon, Joe, 1933-

Curator, Painter, Exhibition designer


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: Letters, writings, exhibition and symposium files regarding the career of Joe Shannon as an exhibition designer, painter, and curator. Letters are from R. B. Kitaj, Sandra Fisher, Abram Lerner, Avigdor Arikha, Francisco Alvarado-Juárez, Isabel McIlvain, Raphael Soyer and others. Writings include drafts of published and unpublished articles, lectures, and reviews by Shannon. Exhibition files regard exhibitions curated by Shannon including "Edwin Dickinson: Selected Landscapes," "R. B. Kitaj," and "Representation Abroad." Also included is a file concerning the symposium "Aspects of Realism," sponored by La Napoule Art Foundation.

Biographical/Historical Note

Exhibition designer, painter, curator; Washington, D.C.


Donated in 2007 by Joe Shannon.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Joe Shannon papers, circa 1980-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.