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Taylor, Bertha Fanning, 1883-1980  Search this
Barzun, Jacques  Search this
Tate, Allen  Search this
Exhibition catalogs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
REEL 286: Papers reflecting Taylor's activity as an American-born artist, teacher, art critic and lecturer working in France between the two World Wars and her later activities as a teacher at the Norfolk Division of William and Mary College. Included are correspondence, a typescript of her autobiography, My Fifteen Years in Paris; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and two scrapbooks of articles she wrote as assistant art critic for the Paris edition of the New York Herald, 1930-1936. Correspondents include poet Allen Tate and Jacques Barzun.
UNMICROFILMED: Typewritten drafts for memoirs, "Building Anew in a Southern City," 1953-1972.
Bertha Fanning Taylor papers, 1929-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 286 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, lecturer, teacher, museum curator and art critic; Paris, France and Norfolk, Va.; d. 1980.
Microfilmed material donated 1971 by Fanning. The unmicrofilmed memoirs were donated 1992 by her granddaughter, Claire M. Taylor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painting, Modern  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art