David Tompkins Ellis papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ellidavi
Creators:
Ellis, David Tompkins, 1948-
Dates:
1971-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, artwork, photographs and slides of artwork, printed material, poetry, and a diary.
Scope and Contents
REELS 2154 (fr.1-165) and 3448 (fr.215-248): A resume; correspondence; exhibition announcements, clippings, artwork, 1976-1980; photographs and slides of artwork, a handmade booklet of poems and illustrations by Ellis, and two books containing illustrations by Ellis.
Scope and Contents
REELS 2154 (fr. 166-184) and 3447-3448: Biographical data, an undated diary, poetry and notes, exhibition catalogs and announcements, 2 clippings and one magazine containing an article on Ellis, sketches, four photographs, and a file on Ellis' quilt sculpture project, including proposals, notes and sketches.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, painter, printmaker, writer; Austin, Texas. Studied at the Art Institute of Boston and the National Academy of Fine Arts, Mexico City. Ellis lived and worked in Mexico for ten years, moving to Austin in 1977. His work has been exhibited extensively in Mexico City. He was commissioned to create a work for the Dougherty Center Sculpture Project in Austin.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2154 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3447-3448 available for use only at Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 2154, fr. 166-184, and 3447-3448: Originals returned to the lender, David Tompkins Ellis, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by David Tomkins Ellis, 1981, except for material on reels 2154, frames 166-184, and 3448, frames 215-248, which he donated.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American -- Texas -- Austin Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Mexico -- Mexico City Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Texas -- Austin Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Mexico -- Mexico City Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Texas -- Austin Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Mexico -- Mexico City Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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