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A Finding Aid to the John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997

John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997

Outterbridge, John Wilfred, 1933-

Sculptor, Painter, Arts administrator

Collection Information

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Outterbridge (1933- ) is an African American painter, sculptor and arts administrator in Los Angeles, California.

Provenance

The John Outterbridge papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by John Outterbridge in 1997.

Related Materials

A copy of the film, "John Outterbridge: Black Artist," is available in the Samella Lewis papers, in the Rose Library at Emory University.