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Tortue Gallery letters, 1971-1974

Tortue Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)


Collection Information

Size: 4 Items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 3 letters to David Nellis, collector, from Stanton Macdonald-Wright, 1971-1972. Macdonald-Wright encloses a sketch of the repainting of "Yoku O Hi" which had been scratched, describes his new home in Hawaii, and explains his feelings about the selling price of his work. Also included is a letter to Mallory Freeman, director of the gallery, from Thomas Hart Benton, 1974, regarding 2 Macdonald-Wright paintings owned by Benton.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; Santa Monica, California.


Donated by Mallory Freeman, director of Tortue Gallery, 1978.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3480 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Tortue Gallery letters, 1971-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.