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Wallace Putnam papers, 1914-1983

Creator:
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989
Subject:
Avery, Milton
Birnbaum, Abe
Rothko, Mark
Stieglitz, Alfred
Still, Clyfford E.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.5 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence is primarily between Putnam and his family and friends, including one letter from Clyfford Still. Photographs are of Putnam, his family and friends (mostly from his high school years), and of miscellaneous subjects.
Writings include 3 journals in which Putnam recorded his dreams and his interpretations of them; an autobiography formed from his letters and essays; an undated and unfinished autobiography; essays and poetry on art and other subjects (many of them incomplete); a manuscript for Putnam's book Manhattan Manners with a note by Alfred Stieglitz; and a transcript of an unpublished manuscript entitled "Three Heroes I Have Known" which include comments about Mark Rothko, Milton Avery, and Abe Birnbaum.
Also found are several drawings, in ink and in pencil, undated; exhibition catalogs and announcements; programs for Putnam's graduations and other school events; clippings, mostly regarding Putnam's high school athletic activities; miscellaneous printed materials; and Putnam's William H. Lincoln medal, Brookline High School, 1918.
Citation:
Wallace Putnam papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, writer, lithographer, and draftsman; Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Wallace Putnam.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Medals
Painters
Painters
Painting, Modern
Photographs
Sketches
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5724
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208562
AAA_collcode_putnwall
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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