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Morton Traylor papers, 1936-2003

Morton Traylor papers, 1936-2003

Traylor, Morton P. (Morton Patrick), 1918-1996

Serigrapher, Sculptor, Painter, Designer, Teacher

Collection Information

Size: 3.4 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Morton Traylor (1918-1996) was a painter and teacher in Los Angeles, California and Charlottesville, Virginia. Traylor founded and taught at the Virginia Art Institute.


Donated 2012 by Nathan Simon, Morton Traylor's friend.

Scope and Contents

The papers of painter and teacher Morton Traylor measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2003. The papers document his career as an artist and administrator of the Virginia Art Institute through biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, slides, and albums of artwork by Traylor. Three scrapbooks document his education and early career through clippings, photographs, exhibition materials, and letters.

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