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John Alan Walker papers, 1743-1999, bulk 1918-1999

Walker, John Alan, 1942-2003

Dealer, Collector, Writer


Collection Information

Size: 2.9 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, writings, printed material and video regarding John Alan Walker and his research on artists. Included are exhibition catalogs and brochures; magazine and newspaper articles and reviews;issues of John Alan Walker's self-published Fine Art Source Material Newsletter and Walker's handwritten and typewritten essays on art and artists; Walker's writings on William Wendt; material related to Nicholas Brigante including printed material a two-page, handwritten tribute to Symbolist Rex Slinkard, as well as a 30-min. VHS videotape interview with the artist by Suzanne Bravender titled, "Wet Media Imagery of Nick Brigante" in 1978. Also included are miscellaneous letters written by various artists and literary, military, governmental and political figures in the United States, Britain and Germany, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Biographical/Historical Note

Book dealer, writer, collector; Panorama City and Big Pine, Calif.


Donated 2003 and 2004 by Big Pine Community United Methodist Church, executor of Walker's estate.

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

John Alan Walker papers, 1743-1999, bulk 1918-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.