Scope and Contents
The papers of Joseph Tobin regarding his friend, painter and printmaker Alton Pickens, measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1946-circa 1970s. Correspondence primarily pertains to an exhibition that Tobin was trying to organize for Pickens in France, however the exhibition never came to fruition. Also included in the collection are printed material and photographs related to Pickens and his work.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Joseph Tobin papers relating to Alton Pickens were donated to the Archives of American art in 2014 by Margaret Tobin, wife of Joseph Tobin.
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Alton Pickens papers, 1943-1969.
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.