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

Marcus, Marcia, 1928-

Painter

Representative image for Marcia Marcus papers, 1928-2016, bulk 1950-2000

This site provides access to the papers of Marcia Marcus in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2019, and total 12,391 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the family of Marcia Marcus, and the Lily and Earle M. Pilgrim Art Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 8.42 linear feet

0.389 gigabytes

Summary: The papers of New York painter and educator Marcia Marcus measure 8.42 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 Marcus' 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 figurative painter working in New York, New York.

Provenance

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

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the family of Marcia Marcus, and the Lily and Earle M. Pilgrim Art Foundation.