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Catalogues and printed material, 1957-1974, 1 volume of Ford's sketches with notes, 1970-1973; biographical material; 8 photographs of Ford and his work; 1 draft of an essay by Ford about Ethel Schwabacher; material and trial covers for Schwabacher's book John Ford, Conquistador; correspondence with Clifford and Lady (Peter) Norton, Helen B. Keen, and Mark Tobey; memorabilia; and miscellany.
John Charles Ford papers, [ca. 1930]-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter; New York, N.Y.. Born in Choudrant, La., Ford was educated at the Louisiana Polytechnic Instite and at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After some years as an ordained minister, he resumed his formal education at the Art Students League and at the University of Oregon. Moving to New York, he took a studio and became friends with Ethel Schwabacher, while corresponding with painter Mark Tobey in Switzerland and patron-of-the-arts Lady Peter Norton in London.
Donated 1975-1979 by John Ford.
Lives of American Artists
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