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John Foster papers, [ca. 1935-1989]

Foster, John Arthur, 1900-1980



Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, business records concerning sales, loans, and exhibitions, undated and 1943-1981; writings, including lecture notes, articles and drafts, undated and 1938-1953; correspondence with professors, art and ceramic institutions, friends and colleagues, undated, and 1935-1977; printed material, including exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings, undated and 1938-1989; and photographs, slides, and negatives of Foster's work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ceramist; Detroit, Michigan.


Donated by Gordon and Elizabeth L. Orear, 1990, who obtained the material while writing their book THE POTTERY OF JOHN FOSTER: FORM AND MEANING (Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1990)

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

John Foster papers, [ca. 1935-1989]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.