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Willis F. Woods letters, 1947-1956

Woods, Willis F.

Gallery director


Collection Information

Size: 7 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters collected by Woods as director of the Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, including: a letter (with translation from French original) from Jacques Lipchitz to Curt Valentin, 1947, regarding his sculpture "Rescue No. 2" which Valentin delivered to Ralph Norton of the Norton Gallery of Art; a brief note from Walt Kuhn to Norton, 1948; a letter from George Grosz to Norton in response to Norton's request for information on his work; 4 letters from Jacob Epstein to Mr. Hunter of the Norton Gallery, undated and 1949, regarding his sculptures, and a letter from Epstein to Woods, 1956, expressing his condolences on the death of Norton.


Donated 1962 by Willis Woods.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Location of originals unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3482 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

All photocopies.

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

Willis F. Woods letters, 1947-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.