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Louis Bunce papers, 1890s-1983

Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983

Painter, Printmaker, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 9.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Portland, Oregon painter, printmaker, and educator Louis Bunce (1907-1983) measure 9.1 linear feet and date from the 1890s to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, interviews and interview transcripts, organizational records, personal business records, printed materials, nine scrapbooks, eighteen sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs. A few audiovisual recordings are scattered throughout series.

Biographical/Historical Note

Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a painter, printmaker, and educator active in Portland, Oregon. His modernist style influenced many artists in the Pacific Northwest.


The Louis Bunce papers were donated by the artist's son, Jon Bunce in 1984.

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Language Note

Collection is in English.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund