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King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982

Creator:
Vidor, King, 1894-1982
Subject:
Benton, Thomas Hart
Rivera, Diego
Wood, Grant
Wyeth, Andrew
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.0 linear ft. + 2 reels motion picture film
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, printed material, photographs, and film outtakes (transferred to videotape) regarding Vidor as art collector and his work on a film about Andrew Wyeth.
Included are: correspondence, 1941-1982, and printed material, 1936-1947, regarding Vidor's purchases, sales and loans, and donations of paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, and Grant Wood, including letters from dealers, buyers, museums, appraisers, and publishers, mainly regarding Benton's "Negro and Alligator" and Wood's "Arbor Day."
Material relating to Vidor's uncompleted film on Andrew Wyeth, entitled "Metaphor: King Vidor Meets With Andrew Wyeth" includes a letter from Wyeth, 1975, regarding Vidor's film, The Big Parade and "Metaphor," photographs, negatives, and motion picture film outtakes (70 min. transferred to VHS video format), mostly of Vidor's visit with Wyeth and his wife Betsy at Chadd's Ford, Pa., discussing the influence of The Big Parade on Wyeth's work, and including many clips of scenes from The Big Parade.
Citation:
King W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Filmmaker, art collector; Los Angeles, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by the King Vidor Trust.
Theme:
The Art Market
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art, American
Filmmakers
Motion pictures (visual works)
Painters
Photographs
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7150
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209284
AAA_collcode_vidoking
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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