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A Finding Aid to the Marcia Marcus papers, 1928-2016, bulk 1950-2000

Marcia Marcus papers, 1928-2016, bulk 1950-2000

Marcus, Marcia, 1928-


Collection Information

Size: 8.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York painter and educator Marcia Marcus measure 8.3 linear feet and .389 gigabytes (1 computer file), and date from 1928-2016, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1950-2000. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, interviews, writings (including two diaries), project files, personal business records, printed material, photographic material, eight sketchbooks, and artwork. Extensive personal and professional correspondence is with her husband and close friends, galleries, museums, and other arts organizations. Notable correspondents include Sally Avery, Dody Müller, and Robert (Bob) Richenburg, and, to a lesser extent, Dorothy Gill Barnes, Elaine Benson, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, and Myron Stout. Photographic material includes photographs of Marcus at all stages of her life and photographs and slides documenting her paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marcia Marcus (1928- ) is a painter and educator, New York, New York.


Marcia Marcus donated her papers in multiple increments between 1974-1982. Her daughter Kate Prendergast donated additional papers in 2016.

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