Jack Jefferson papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jeffjack
Creators:
Jefferson, Jack, 1921-2000
Dates:
1960-1999
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection includes some professional letters; slides, transparencies, and negatives of artwork; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and printed material including magazines and newspaper articles.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; San Francisco, Calif. b. 1921, d. 2000. Jefferson was born in Lead, S.D., the birthplace of his mentor and major influence, Clyfford Still. He studied with Still at the California School of Fine Arts from 1946 to 1950 and there participated in the development of the west coast version of Abstract Expressionism. He was a founder of the Metart Gallery, which opened in 1949.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2000 by Zena Jefferson, widow of Jack Jefferson.

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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Box inventory available at the Archives of American Art's Washington, D.C. office.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Abstract expressionism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metart Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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