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Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978

Green, Mark, 1932-

Photographer, Author

This site provides access to the papers of Mark Green in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 805 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of San Francisco Beat era photographer, journalist, and poet Mark Green consist of correspondence, biographical information, photographs, Nanny Goat Hill Gallery exhibition announcements, printed materials, and exhibition files for "Rolling Renaissance" (1968) and "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965" (1975) exhibitions that Green helped to organize. Photographs by Mark Green are of notable figures and places in the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clyfford Still, as well as photographs by others of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Green, and Jack Kerouac among others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mark Green (1932-) moved to San Francisco and became active in the "Beat Movement" as a photographer, writer, and arts advocate. He helped organize two major group exhibitions of beat-era arts and also founded the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery in San Francisco.

Provenance

Mark Green donated his papers in 1974, 1976, 1979, and 1991.

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Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art