Letters to Percy North

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.nortperc
Creators:
North, Percy, 1945-
Dates:
1951-1992
bulk 1977-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
53 Letters to Percy North from friends, family and associates and colleagues. Eleven letters from James Daugherty, April-Dec. 1971, and April 1973, concerning a proposed article by North about his pastels and color theories, the sale of a pastel to North, and his exhibitions; letters from Jack Levine, Kate Steinitz, Abraham Rattner, Edward Laning, and Hunter Ingalls responding to North's request for information about Max Weber; a letter from Norman Rockwell responding to a request for an autographed bookplate, March 2, 1971; a letter from Jerry Ott about the price of a print and the "strange twists and turns" of his career, July 8, 1992; letters from artists in response to North's request for information about works in the permanent collection of the University of Minnesota Art Gallery; letters from Herman Maril and Robert Luck concerning North's exhibition Hudson D. Walker: Patron and Friend at the University of Minnesota Art Gallery, 1977; a Christmas card from Renee and Chaim Gross, ca. 1951; illustrated note from Lila Katzen, 1986 and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian; Washington, DC North's dissertation was on painter Max Weber. Was guest curator at the University of Minnesota Art Gallery in the late 1970s.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1993 and 2004 by Percy North.

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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Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Max, 1881-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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