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Jules David Prown research material on artists, 1935-2010, bulk 1958-1975

Prown, Jules David, 1930-

Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 11.8 linear feet

Summary: Jules David Prown research material on artists measures 11.8 linear feet and dates from 1935 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1958 to 1975. Prown, an art historian and educator, is an authority on the work of artist John Singleton Copley, and these papers contain related notes, subject files, correspondence, portrait and attribution files, and photographs of artwork. Also found are Prown's research files on other artists, including Benjamin West, typescripts of his lectures, and copies of his published writings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian Jules D. Prown (1930- ) is a Paul Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and an authority on American art and material culture.


The collection was donated by Jules David Prown from 2003-2015.