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John Charles Ford papers, [ca. 1930]-1977

Creator:
Ford, John Charles, 1929-
Subject:
Keen, Helen Boyd
Schwabacher, Ethel
Tobey, Mark
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (266 items)
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:
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.
Citation:
John Charles Ford papers, [ca. 1930]-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
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.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1979 by John Ford.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Photographs
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8228
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210399
AAA_collcode_fordjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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