Collection ID:
Hines, Felrath, 1913-1993
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Felrath Hines papers contain correspondence; condition and treatment reports; printed material; slides; photographs; and miscellany concerning Hines's work as a conservator of paintings. His clients include Georgia O'Keeffe; the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa Collection); Waddell Gallery, New York; Museum of Modern Art; Hudson Walker; Fisk University (Alfred Stieglitz Collection); Robert Loftin Newman; Leo Castelli Gallery; Babcock Gallery; Terry Dintenfass, Inc.; and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Felrath Hines (1913-1993) was an African American painter and painting conservator in Washington, DC. In the 1960s he was a member of Spiral, a group of Black artists concerned with the role of African American artists in politics and the civil rights movement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2002 by Dorothy Fisher, Hines' widow

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conservators -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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