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This small collection of papers of African-American painter and fine arts professor Robert Dennis Reid consists of a resume, 75 letters to and from Reid, scattered exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and photographs and slides of Reid's artwork. There is also one photograph of Reid. Within the correspondence are six letters from Romare Bearden, as well as correspondence with Grand Central Modern Gallery, Grand Central Galleries, University of Notre Dame Art Gallery, Fairweather Hardin Gallery (Chicago), Rose Fried Gallery, Galerie Darthea Speyer (Paris), Benson Gallery, ADI Gallery, Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.), and the Young Gallery (Calif.).
Robert Dennis Reid papers, 1961-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter, instructor; New York City b. Nov. 9, 1924, Atlanta, Ga.; d. Dec. 10, 2000, Riverdale, Ga.
Donated 1978 by Robert Reid.
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