John Charles Ford papers

Collection ID:
Ford, John Charles, 1929-
[ca. 1930]-1977
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(266 items)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Catalogues and printed material, 1957-1974, 1 volume of Ford's sketches with notes, 1970-1973; biographical material; 8 photographs of Ford and his work; 1 draft of an essay by Ford about Ethel Schwabacher; material and trial covers for Schwabacher's book John Ford, Conquistador; correspondence with Clifford and Lady (Peter) Norton, Helen B. Keen, and Mark Tobey; memorabilia; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y.. Born in Choudrant, La., Ford was educated at the Louisiana Polytechnic Instite and at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After some years as an ordained minister, he resumed his formal education at the Art Students League and at the University of Oregon. Moving to New York, he took a studio and became friends with Ethel Schwabacher, while corresponding with painter Mark Tobey in Switzerland and patron-of-the-arts Lady Peter Norton in London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1975-1979 by John Ford.

Using the Collection
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keen, Helen Boyd, b. 1899 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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