Melville Price papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pricmelv
Creators:
Price, Melville, 1920-1970
Dates:
1944-1978
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
250 Items
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, consisting of a resume, a biographical account, and a hospital discharge summary; correspondence, including letters from Albert Christ-Janer, and Franz Kline; notes and writings, including an inventory price list; four loose drawings and 7 sketchbooks; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and autographed booklet of Joseph Stella's writings; and photographs of Price, his works of art, and miscellaneous phtographs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, Alabama, New Jersey; b. 1920; d. 1970; Worked on WPA projects as a young painter and met Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and became a protege of Joseph Stella.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3893-3894 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Barbara Price, is the widow of Melville Price.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price, Barbara, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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