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Margy Lee Elspass papers concerning Maxwell S. Simpson, 1964-1986

Margy Lee Elspass papers concerning Maxwell S. Simpson, 1964-1986

Elspass, Margy Lee, 1925-

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: 13 cards and letters (some illustrated) from Maxwell Stewart Simpson, 1969-1984; 6 letters from Simpson's niece, Mary Ellen Davison-Truman, 1979-1986, including one eulogy for Simpson; 5 journals with brief entries about Elspass's student-teacher relationship with Simpson, 1969-1983; typescript of an unpublished article about Simpson by Elspass; photographs of Simpson and his paintings; and printed material about Simpson. Also included is a photograph of Elspass and exhibition announcements regarding other artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elspass: painter, student of New Jersey painter Maxwell S. Simpson.

Provenance

Donated 1990 by Margy Lee Elspass, who took private painting lessons from Maxwell Stewart Simpson.

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

Margy Lee Elspass papers concerning Maxwell S. Simpson, 1964-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.