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Ruth Wall letters and printed material, 1953-1978

Wall, Ruth


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Eight illustrated letters to Wall, including 3 from Roy De Forest and 5 from Sumner G. Miller, undated and 1956-1957; and printed material mainly relating to San Francisco artists. In one letter, De Forest writes to Wall in Paris, and sends news of mutual friends and activities. The other two are large sheets written while De Forest was stationed at Fort Ord, including one "folded like an army blanket," which contain rambling observations. Miller's letters describe his experiences in Paris while studying at the Academie Julian and his travels in Europe. He mentions San Francisco artists Hayward King, Ernest Mundt and others, who were also temporarily abroad. Also included are De Forest exhibition announcements; and exhibition catalogs, mainly for various San Francisco artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Wall was a friend of many Bay Area artists.


Donated anonymously, 1988.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Ruth Wall letters and printed material, 1953-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.