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Melville Price papers, 1944-1978

Price, Melville, 1920-1970



Collection Information

Size: 250 Items, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical material, consisting of a resume, a biographical account, and a hospital discharge summary; correspondence, including letters from Albert Christ-Janer, and Franz Kline; notes and writings, including an inventory price list; four loose drawings and 7 sketchbooks; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and autographed booklet of Joseph Stella's writings; and photographs of Price, his works of art, and miscellaneous phtographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; New York, Alabama, New Jersey; b. 1920; d. 1970; Worked on WPA projects as a young painter and met Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and became a protege of Joseph Stella.


The donor, Barbara Price, is the widow of Melville Price.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3893-3894 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Melville Price papers, 1944-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.