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Lou Fink papers, 1949-1987

Lou Fink papers, 1949-1987

Fink, Lou, 1925-1980

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, writings, correspondence, artwork, photographs, financial material, and printed material relating to Lou Fink.

Biographical material includes a curriculum vitae and an inventory of works by Fink. Writings include typed eulogies for Fink by author Lanford Wilson and MTV creator John Lack. Letters to Fink include two letters from The Art Institute of Chicago regarding drawings Fink submitted for an exhibition, and a letter from an unknown colleague, Dick, regarding an exhibition and an upcoming show. Artwork consists of a sketchbook, drawings, and Christmas card designs. Photographs and slides are of Fink his artwork, artists and collectors, his exhibitions, and his studio. Financial material consists of leasing and sales agreements and an estate inventory. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and invitations, newspaper clippings, magazines and a poster.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lou Fink (1925-1980) was a painter in Staten Island, New York. Fink exhibited at the Staten Island Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Environment Gallery in Manhattan.

Provenance

Donated 2009 by Nancy and George Marcus. Nancy Marcus was Fink's stepdaughter.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Lou Fink papers, 1949-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.