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Walter Quirt papers, 1928-1976

Walter Quirt papers, 1928-1976

Quirt, Walter, 1902-1968


Collection Information

Size: ca. 1300 items (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Ca. 600 letters from Romare Bearden, Stuart Davis, Eduard Franz, Abraham Rattner, Evelyn Scholl, William Steig, Robert Coates, Duncan Phillips and others; ca. 300 photographs of family, friends, and works of art; a sketchbook; notes and theoretical writings on art; catalogs; biographical information; clippings and other printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, teacher; Minneapolis, Minn. Died 1968. Taught at the University of Minnesota, 1945-1968.


The lender, Eleanor Quirt, is the widow of Walter Quirt. She was assisted in organizing the papers by Francis V. O'Connor.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Walter Quirt, after microfilming.

Microfilm reels 570-572 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.