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Murdock Pemberton papers, 1947-1955

Pemberton, Murdock, 1888-1982

Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 8 Items, (on 1 partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Two letters to Pemberton from Alexander Calder, September 19, 1947 and September 15, 1955; one letter, dated 5 April, from Arthur Dove; two undated letters from Jean Lurcat; two undated letters from Henry Varnum Poor; and a 1949 exhibition catalog, "Philharmonic-Symphony Painters Club First Annual Exhibition," with an introduction by Pemberton.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic; New York, N.Y.; b. 1888; d. 1982 Wrote for the New Yorker magazine.


Donated 1968 by Murdock Pemberton.

Language Note

The letters from Lurcat are in French.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3470 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

Murdock Pemberton papers, 1947-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.