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Noah Purifoy papers, 1935-1998

Noah Purifoy papers, 1935-1998

Purifoy, Noah, 1917-2004

Sculptor, Assemblage artist, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 linear feet

Summary: High school diploma, 1935, awards, curriculum vitae, personal and professional correspondence (1966-1998), lecture notes, outlines of programs for the California Arts Council (1976) and Artists-in-Education Summer Workshop (1977), publications, scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor/assemblage artist and arts administrator; Joshua Tree, Calif. d. 2004 He attended Chouinard Art Institute from which he received his BFA in 1954. Purifoy was founder and first director of the Watts Towers Art Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and co-founder of the Watts Summer Festival.

Provenance

Donated 1998 by Noah Purifoy.

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