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William Clutz papers, 1930-2016

William Clutz papers, 1930-2016

Clutz, William, 1933-


Collection Information

Size: 3.1 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, works of art, photographs, financial, and printed material relating to William Clutz's career as a painter and art instructor.

Biographical material incudes resumes, awards, diplomas, and artist's statements. Correspondence, personal and professional, is with museum and gallery directors, friends, collectors, dealers, and other museum professionals. Works of art include 12 annotated sketchbooks by Clutz, circa 1955-1990, loose sketches, drawings, and small paintings. Photographs are of Clutz, including 5 by Hans Namuth, circa 1965, his family, artwork, and exhibition installations.

Financial material includes contracts for teaching at Parsons School of Design, sales receipts, invoices, and gift and loan forms. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, reviews, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Clutz (1933- ) is a painter and art instructor in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Clutz taught at the Parsons School of Design.


Donated 1980-2016 by William Clutz.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

William Clutz papers, 1930-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.