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Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records, 1945-2013

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Collection Information

Size: 35.42 linear feet

Summary: The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records measure 35.42 linear feet and date from 1945 to 2013. The paper records of the school document the period from circa 1945 to 1977 and consist of administrative records, financial records, visiting artist files, faculty files, student files, and photographic material. Also included are motion picture films by Jack Eastman and Karl Fortess, dating from circa 1950 to 1968, showing the school's campus and faculty, staff, and students at work and leisure. A large portion of the collection consists of the Skowhegan Lecture Archives, a sound recording archive of lectures given by artists speaking at the school between 1952 and 2013.

Biographical/Historical Note

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (est. 1946) is an art school and artist residency in Skowhegan, Maine. Since the school's beginnings, it has attracted prominent visiting artists and faculty members such as Jacob Lawrence, Philip Pearlstein, Ben Shahn, Isabel Bishop, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

Provenance

Records were lent for microfilming in 1968. Portions of the lent material were acquired between 1968 and 1977 by the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture via Willard Cummings and Jack Eastman. The lecture archive was donated from 2002 to 2014 via the Executive Director.

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Location of Originals

  • Microfilmed materials: Originals in Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.