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William Anthony papers, 1956-2003

William Anthony papers, 1956-2003

Anthony, William Graham, 1934-

Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 linear ft.

Summary: Biographical material, works of art, correspondence, exhibition material, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Anthony (1934- ) is a painter from New York, N.Y. Author of "Bill Anthony's Greatest Hits", 1977 and "New Approach to Figure Drawing", 1967

Provenance

Miscellaneous photocopied materials on reel 1094 were lent for filming in 1976 and subsequently donated 1977 by William Graham Anthony, and disposed of after filming. He donated additional papers in 2001- 2003 which were microfilmed in 2004.

A Finding Aid to the William Anthony Papers,
1956-2003
, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald
Biographical Note
American painter William Graham Anthony was born on September 25, 1934 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. While majoring in history at Yale University, Anthony attended a few art courses, one of which was taught by Josef Albers. He also attended the Art Students' League in 1958 and 1961.
After graduating from Yale, he joined his family in California, where he attended the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1962, Anthony taught figure drawing at a commercial art school in San Francisco, where he developed a method of drawing that resulted in his book
A New Approach to Figure Drawing
. Two years later he moved to New York City.
From 1977 to 1978, Anthony made a series of drawings for magazine
Andy Warhol's Interview
, and published another book
Bible Stories
. In 1983, he married Norma Neuman, and continued to produce and exhibit his art work, including solo exhibitions in New York, California, and Europe. In 1988, the Jargon Society published an additional book,
Bill Anthony's Greatest Hits
. Anthony also teaches painting to senior citizens.
Arrangement
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1976-2001 (Box 1; 2 folders; Reel 5875)
Series 2: Correspondence Files, 1961-2001 (Box 1; 16 folders; Reel 5875)
Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1961-2003 (Box 1, OV 3; 32 folders; Reel 5875)
Series 4: Art work, 1961-2003 (Box 1, OV 3; 6 folders; Reel 5875)
Series 5: Reproductions of Art Work Created in 1976-2003, undated (Box 1, 2; 25 folders; Reels 5875-5877)
Series 6: File for Book,
A New Approach to Figure Drawing
, 1965 (Box 2; 2 folders; Reel 5877)
Series 7: Clippings, 1956-2002, undated (Box 2; 2 folders; Reel 5877)
Series 8: Photographs, 1965-2000, undated (Box 2; 3 folders; Reel 5877)
Series 9: Recorded Lecture and Announcements of Slide Talks, 1985-1990, undated (Box 2; 1 folder; Reel 5877 and unfilmed)
Scope and Content Note
The papers of contemporary painter and author William Anthony measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1956 to 2003. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials; correspondence files; exhibition files; original art work; files of reproductions of his art work; a file for his book
A New Approach to Figure Drawing
; clippings; photographs; a recorded lecture and announcements of Anthony's slide talks. This material offers a comprehensive record of the works and exhibitions of this prolific painter.
Provenance
Miscellaneous photocopied materials on reel 1094 were lent for filming in 1976 and subsequently donated 1977 by William Graham Anthony, and disposed of after filming. He donated additional papers in 2001- 2003 which were microfilmed in 2004.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Jean Fitzgerald in April 2004.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1094 and 5875-5877 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Anthony papers, 1956-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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