Lauris Mason research material on George Bellows, 1976-2012
This site provides access to the papers of Lauris Mason in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2022, and total 97 images.
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Scope and Contents
The Lauris Mason research material on George Bellows dates from 1976-2012 and measures 0.02 linear feet. Records document research conducted by Mason for her book The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonné; Lauris Mason; Joan Ludman; Charles H. Morgan (Millwood, N.Y.: KTO Press, 1977).
Records include correspondence with Charles H. Morgan and others discussing inquiries for information on Bellows and his lithographs, and progress on the catalog. Correspondents include museums and galleries such as Allison Gallery, Amon Carter Museum, Kennedy Galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others.
Other documentation includes a draft introduction for the catalog written by Morgan and related correspondence, and letters concerning a dispute with Jean Bellows Booth, daughter of George Bellows, over permissions to access her father's record book and publish his lithographs. Also found is a pamphlet announcing the publication, copies of two reviews of the catalog raisonné, and unrelated 1978 correspondence with Ivan Albright related to Mason's request to purchase prints by Albright.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Lauris Mason in 1989 and 2023.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Stephanie Ashley in 2022 and 2023.