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Biographical documents, correspondence, notes, scattered business records, art work, photographs, video interviews, and printed material.
REELS 3979-3980: Four resumes; award certificates; correspondence; notes, 1954-1975; receipts and certificates of authenticity for Arnold's silkscreens; miscellaneous business records; 45 preliminary drawings for paintings and prints in ink, pencil, crayon & watercolor on paper, mostly signed (28 x 21.6 cm. or smaller), 1960-1970; two spiral sketchbooks (17.4 x 12.3 cm.), 1947-1950, with charcoal, ink & pencil sketches of landscapes and still lifes, signed; newsletters; clippings, 1923-1980; press releases; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1954-1980; programs; miscellaneous printed material; photographs and slides, undated and 1948-1980, of Arnold, her works of art, an exhibition in Rome, 1962, and two photographs of awards. Also included are two transcripts, and one videotape of interviews of Arnold conducted by D. M. Hackbarth and Dona Berkhimer, 1970, and by Anne Riley, 1974, and a videotaped interview with Lyn Gamwell, gallery director, Fullerton College, California, 1975.
ADDITION: Correspondence, photographs, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and clippings.
Florence Millner Arnold papers, 1900-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 3979-3980 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Serigrapher, painter; Fullerton, Calif. Died 1994. Arnold turned to painting and printmaking after 3 decades of teaching music. Her work is in the Hard-Edge tradition, and has been exhibited in the U.S., and in Madrid, Copenhagen, Florence, Rome, Milan and Venice. She is a charter member of the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and was involved in the Orange County (Calif.) Art Association.
Several printed items relating to Arnold's exhibitions in Italy are in Italian.
Videos and material on reels 3979-80 donated 1975-1980 by Florence Arnold. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1994 by Arnold's daughter, Adrienne Chakerian.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
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