Metropolitan Arts Commission (Portland, Or.) Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
9.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advanced notice.
The papers of Portland, Oregon painter, printmaker, and educator Louis Bunce (1907-1983) measure 9.1 linear feet and date from the 1890s to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, interviews and interview transcripts, organizational records, personal business records, printed materials, nine scrapbooks, eighteen sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs. A few audiovisual recordings are scattered throughout series.
Louis Bunce papers, 1890s-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of this collection, including Jackson Pollock letters, catalog, and announcement, are available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3999 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Videos: Not for commercial use. Consult reference staff for citation/credit information.
Also in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Bunce, one conducted on October 29, 1965 by Dorothy Bestor and a second conducted on December 3-13, 1982 by Rachel Rosenfield, for the Archives of American Art's Northwest Oral History Project.
Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a painter, printmaker, and educator in Portland, Oregon. Taught painting at the Portland Museum school for over 25 years.
The Louis Bunce papers were donated by the artist's son, Jon Bunce in 1984.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001