Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pickalto
Creators:
Pickens, Alton
Dates:
1943-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Business and personal letters to Pickens (1943-69), notes and other papers relating to his art instruction (1950-53), art exhibition announcements (1955-56), financial records (1949-56), and four leftist political magazines from the 1940's, one of which contains some of Pickens' sketches. In addition, there are a few photographs of unknown subjects.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alton Pickens (1917- 1991) was a painter, printmaker, and instructor. He taught art at Indiana University and Vassar College.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989 by Alton Pickens via Paul Schweizer.

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
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Politics in art -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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