Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.finklou
Creators:
Fink, Lou, 1925-1980
Dates:
1949-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, writings, correspondence, artwork, photographs, financial material, and printed material relating to Lou Fink.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes a curriculum vitae and an inventory of works by Fink. Writings include typed eulogies for Fink by author Lanford Wilson and MTV creator John Lack. Letters to Fink include two letters from The Art Institute of Chicago regarding drawings Fink submitted for an exhibition, and a letter from an unknown colleague, Dick, regarding an exhibition and an upcoming show. Artwork consists of a sketchbook, drawings, and Christmas card designs. Photographs and slides are of Fink his artwork, artists and collectors, his exhibitions, and his studio. Financial material consists of leasing and sales agreements and an estate inventory. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and invitations, newspaper clippings, magazines and a poster.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lou Fink (1925-1980) was a painter in Staten Island, New York. Fink exhibited at the Staten Island Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Environment Gallery in Manhattan.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2009 by Nancy and George Marcus. Nancy Marcus was Fink's stepdaughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Staten Island Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lack, John, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Lanford, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Institute of Chicago Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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