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Suzanne La Follette letters from John Sloan, 1943-1944

Suzanne La Follette letters from John Sloan, 1943-1944

La Follette, Suzanne, 1893-1983

Art historian, Author, Editor

Collection Information

Size: 2 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Two letters, May 19, 1943 and February 11, 1944, from John Sloan. He described his stay at "Miss White's beautiful home in Sante Fa with 16 of my works on the walls...I have lived before with lots of my paintings around me but never before have I been flanked by 'Sold' ones." He also mentioned his marriage to Helen Farr, "a very lucky girl less than half my age" and other personal matters.

Biographical/Historical Note

La Follette, a friend of John Sloan, was born in Washington state. She was a writer of conservative issues and was founding editor of The National Review. She also wrote and edited for such magazines as The American Mercury and The Freeman and was active in early anti-Soviet causes. She wrote several books, including "Art in America," which followed the course of American artistic development from the Colonial era.

Provenance

Donated 1973 by Suzanne La Follette.

Microfilm reel 3483 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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