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John Button letters to Gerald L. Fabian, 1950-1982

Fabian, Gerald Langston


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear feet

Summary: The John Button letters to Gerald L. Fabian measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1950 to 1982. The collection consists primarily of correspondence from painter John Button to Gerald Fabian. Also included are letters from Fabian to Button, as well as printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Button (1929-1982) was an American artist well known for his paintings of city-scapes and associated with New York School artists like Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, and Alex Katz. Button was born in San Francisco, California and studied at the University of Calfirnia, Berkeley, and the California School of Fine Arts.


The John Button letters to Gerald L. Fabian were donated to the Archives of American Art by Gerald L. Fabian in 1990.

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Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.