Archives of American Art

Robert Gwathmey writings

Collection ID:
Gwathmey, Robert, 1903-1988
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description:
3 Items
(7 p. on partial microfim reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two brief essays by Gwathmey entitled, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "Art for Art's Sake?" which, respectively, elaborate on the necessity in art to balance intellectual and intuitive tendencies, and, on the various philosophical and formal elements of painting as reflected in stylistic currents. Also included is a draft of a letter to "Dear Floyd," which touches on similar themes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, serigrapher, teacher; New York, N.Y.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D245 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1966 by Robert Gwathmey.

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 table of terms and types.
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