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Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley, circa 1917, 1961-1996

Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley, circa 1917, 1961-1996

Webster, Tamara, 1917-2011

Artist, Dealer

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Tamara Webster (1917-2011) was an art dealer and artist in Cambria, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Webster befriended Hammerlsey while in California and after Webster moved to New Mexico in 1971 the two artists corresponded with each other.

Provenance

The Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015 via Karen Kile, the director of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

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Scope and Contents

The Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1917 and 1961 to 1996. Webster was an art dealer and artist in Cambria, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico who befriended Hammersley. The papers include letters and holiday cards, exhibition catalogs, printed material, and photographs.

All of the letters in this collection are written by Frederick Hammersley to Tamara Webster whom he affectionately refers to as "Tommy." There are several letters regarding sales of artwork and Christmas cards.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings.

Photographs are of Hammersley and his Albuquerque studio, his artwork, his exhibitions, and his cats.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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