William Ashby McCloy papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mcclwill
Creators:
McCloy, William Ashby
Dates:
1926-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
4 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data; correspondence, 1940-1970; financial material; lists of exhibitions; price lists; a notebook, ca. 1926-1949, containing a list of McCloy's works with notes on his painting technique; writings, 1931-1973; class outlines and notes; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1936-1981; 5 scrapbooks, 1936-1954, containing letters and printed material; 15 sketches for a school catalog, ca. 1950; 7 "Dynamic Symmetry" study sketches by John Steuart Curry; and 39 photographs of McCloy, his wife, friends, and works of art, including four of sculpture by Doris Caesar.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Biographical information; 4 letters, including a letter from John Steuart Curry, a letter from Curry to Reginald Marsh asking technical questions about paint combinations and mediums, Marsh's illustrated reply, and a follow-up postcard (1942); course notes taken as a student and files kept as an instructor; and a video recording of McCloy's comments on the 1991 exhibition, "William A. McCloy in Retrospect: Themes and Issues."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker, art historian, and educator; Connecticut; b. 1913

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William A. McCloy, 1979-1992.

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
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Printmakers -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Educators -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caesar, Doris, 1893-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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