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Research material used for Fitzgerald's Ph.D. dissertation at University of California, RADICAL ILLUSTRATORS OF THE MASSES AND LIBERATOR and for his book, ART AND POLITICS: CARTOONISTS OF THE MASSES AND LIBERATOR.
Eleven letters and cards from Helen Farr Sloan, widow of John Sloan; unpublished notes from John Sloan's conversations, interviews, and lectures at the Delaware Art Center, Wilmington; eight letters from Kenneth Russell Chamberlain; four interviews with Chamberlain; 28 letters and cards from Maurice Becker; a telephone interview with Becker; four Becker exhibition catalogues; and fifteen letters to Fitzgerald about artists Robert Minor, Art Young, and Maurice Becker written by their friends Gil Wilson, Lawrence Gellert, Joseph North, William Gropper, Daniel Aaron, and Harold Anton.
Richard Fitzgerald papers, 1930-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Art historian and writer; San Francisco, California.
Donated 1976 by Richard Fitzgerald.
Art Theory and Historiography
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