Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pearhenry
Creators:
Pearson, Henry, 1914-2006
Dates:
1937-2001
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, business records, artwork, and printed material documenting the career of painter, Henry Pearson.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; a writing by Pearson, "Dissertation on Whether I Have A Philosophy on Painting or Even on Art in General" October 14, 1969; clippings; several sketches of Pearson by Kurt Seligmann; Christmas cards; and memorabilia; press releases; photographs; and material and correspondence about the Tamarind Workshop.
Scope and Contents
Six letters to Pearson, 1962-1965; clippings, 1963-1966; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1961-1966; a photograph of Pearson with one of his paintings in his studio, 1964.
Scope and Contents
Pearson's military records; personal and professional correspondence with galleries, museums and letters from colleagues including Will Barnet, Miriam Bloom, Ethel Fisher Kott and others; a photograph album and loose photographs of Pearson at events, with friends and in the military; a sketchbook of Pearson's drawings; and exhibition announcements and reviews of Pearson's work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Charles Pearson (1914-2006) was a painter and educator in New York, New York and Kingston, North Carolina. Pearson studied University of North Carolina and Yale.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 31, 95, 145 and 3890 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 31 & 95: Originals returned to lender, Henry Pearson, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reels 31 and 95 lent for microfilming in 1970 by Henry Pearson. Pearson donated the material on reel 145 in 1971, and additional material in 1989. Material on reel 3890 received 1984 from Syracuse University. Additional material received 2016 from Helene Shuter, Pearson's daughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Related Materials
Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming on reels 31 and 95 and includes letters from Pearson to his family during his travels and military service and correspondence with artists and friends; photographs; clippings; a brief autobiography to 1930; sales reports from the Stephen Radich Gallery and Martha Jackson Gallery; exhibit and price lists; and clippings.
Related Materials
Additional Henry Pearson papers also located at: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Wilson Library Southern Historical Collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Philosophy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Educators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- North Carolina Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bloom, Miriam Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fisher, Ethel, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seligmann, Kurt, 1900-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tamarind Lithography Workshop Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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