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Marva Marrow photographs relating to Inside the L.A. Artist, 1986-1988

Marrow, Marva, 1948-

Photographer, Author


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 Linear feet

Summary: Marva Marrow photographs relating to Inside the L.A. Artist meaures 2.3 linear feet and dates from 1986-1988. The collection contains Marrow's photographs and negatives, including outtakes taken for her book Inside the L.A. Artist, 1988, which includes images of and statements by 82 Los Angeles artists. Also included in the collection are a biographical statement by Marrow and a copy of the book annotated by the artists. Artists include James Turrell, Betye Saar, Masami Teraoka, Gronk, Frank Romero, Carols Alvarez, Alexis Smith, Robert Irwin, William Brice, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Mary Corse, Lita Albuquerque, and many more, including Charles Garabedian and Robert Graham, who do not appear in the book.
The donor retains all intellectual property rights, including copyright, to that which they may own.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marva Marrow (1948- ) is a professional photographer, author and singer-songwriter in Hesperia, California.


The collection was donated in 2020 by Marva Marrow.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Marva Marrow photographs relating to Inside the L.A. Artist, 1986-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.