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Size: 4.9 linear feet
Summary: The papers of Los Angeles African American painter, sculptor, and arts administrator John Outterbridge measure 4.9 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1997. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional and project files, Watts Towers Arts Center files, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, a scrapbook, and one motion picture film reel.
John Outterbridge (1933- ) is an African American painter, sculptor and arts administrator in Los Angeles, California.
The John Outterbridge papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by John Outterbridge in 1997.
The Archives of American Art also has an oral history interview with John Outterbridge conducted by Allen Bassing in 1973.
A copy of the film, "John Outterbridge: Black Artist," is available in the Samella Lewis papers, in the Rose Library at Emory University.
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