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A Finding Aid to the Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005 | Digitized Collection

Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005

Gammon, Reginald A. (Reginald Adolphus), 1921-2005

Painter, Educator

This site provides access to the papers of Reginald A. (Reginald Adolphus) Gammon in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 2,258 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 2.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of African American painter, printmaker, and educator Reginald Gammon measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2007, with bulk of the materials dating from 1960-2005. The collection consists of scattered biographical materials, including video and sound recordings of interviews; correspondence with artists, galleries, organizations, and museums; writings and notebooks; teaching files; printed materials; photographic material; and artwork in the form of sketches, drawings, and paint sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

Reginald A. Gammon (1921-2005) was a painter and art educator, working in New York City, Michigan, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gammon was a founding member of Spiral, an African American artist's collective and member of the New Mexico Afro-American Artist Guild. Gammon also taught in the New York public schools and at Western Michigan University.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2007 and 2008 by Janice Gammon, Gammon's widow.

Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.