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William Horace Littlefield letters and photographs to Paul Cummings, 1951-1969

Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997

Editor, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters to Paul Cummings, 1964-1969; and photographs of paintings by Littlefield, 1951-1962. Letters discuss Littlefield's efforts to sell his collection of paintings by Leslie Powell, Howard Gibbs, David (Emery Abraham) Forbes, and others; Littlefield's connection with The Club, the organization of artists and writers formed by Philip Pavia in the early 1950's; and his own painting and criticism.

Biographical/Historical Note

Littlefield was a painter, writer and art collector; New York, N.Y. Died 1969. Cummings, an art historian, was an expert on drawings and prints


Donated 1969 by Paul Cummings.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N70-9 available for use 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

William Horace Littlefield letters and photographs to Paul Cummings, 1951-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.