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Ray Johnson papers, 1970-1971

Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995

Mail artist


Collection Information

Size: 6 Items

Summary: Two collages by Johnson; an illustrated letter to Sylvia Wilkinson Murphy, editor of the MICHIGAN ART JOURNAL, May 6, 1976; a photograph of William Carlos Williams' hand; and printed material concerning the New York Correspondence School, 1970-1981.

Biographical/Historical Note

Collage artist and painter; Locust Valley, New York. In 1962 Johnson founded the New York Correspondence School, a one-man art movement.


Donated 1976 and 1981 by Ray Johnson.

Language Note

English .

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ray Johnson papers, 1970-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.