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Business and personal letters to Pickens (1943-69), notes and other papers relating to his art instruction (1950-53), art exhibition announcements (1955-56), financial records (1949-56), and four leftist political magazines from the 1940's, one of which contains some of Pickens' sketches. In addition, there are a few photographs of unknown subjects.
Alton Pickens papers, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Alton Pickens (1917- 1991) was a painter, printmaker, and instructor. He taught art at Indiana University and Vassar College.
Donated 1989 by Alton Pickens via Paul Schweizer.
Lives of American Artists
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