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A Finding Aid to the John Bernard Myers papers, [circa 1940s]-1987, (bulk 1970-1987)

John Bernard Myers papers, [circa 1940s]-1987, (bulk 1970-1987)

Myers, John Bernard, 1920-1987

Author, Editor, Dealer, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 2.0 linear ft.

Summary: Primarily writings and journals, also correspondence, printed matter, miscellaneous records, and photographs documenting Myers' work as a writer and critic. His work as a gallery director and art dealer is not documented through his personal papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Critic, editor, writer, art dealer; New York. N.Y. Born Buffalo, N.Y., 1919 or 20; d. 1987. Myers had llifelong interests in poetry, puppets, and painting. He was a partner in the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 1951-1970, and served as gallery director; went on to operate the John Bernard Myers Gallery, 1970-1975. He was managing editor of "View" magazine, 1944-1947, edited several poetry and art publications including "Semi-Colon" and "Parenthese," and wrote extensively on art. Myers' autobiography, "Tracking the Marvelous: A Life in the New York Art World," was published in 1984.

Provenance

Donated by the estate of Ricky Dale Horton, 1990.

Related Materials

Other material relating to John Bernard Myers in the Archives of American Art includes an interview with Myers conducted by Barbara Rose, circa 1969.