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Bertha Fanning Taylor papers, 1929-1972

Creator:
Taylor, Bertha Fanning, 1883-1980
Subject:
Barzun, Jacques
Tate, Allen
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
REEL 286: Papers reflecting Taylor's activity as an American-born artist, teacher, art critic and lecturer working in France between the two World Wars and her later activities as a teacher at the Norfolk Division of William and Mary College. Included are correspondence, a typescript of her autobiography, My Fifteen Years in Paris; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and two scrapbooks of articles she wrote as assistant art critic for the Paris edition of the New York Herald, 1930-1936. Correspondents include poet Allen Tate and Jacques Barzun.
UNMICROFILMED: Typewritten drafts for memoirs, "Building Anew in a Southern City," 1953-1972.
Citation:
Bertha Fanning Taylor papers, 1929-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 286 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, lecturer, teacher, museum curator and art critic; Paris, France and Norfolk, Va.; d. 1980.
Provenance:
Microfilmed material donated 1971 by Fanning. The unmicrofilmed memoirs were donated 1992 by her granddaughter, Claire M. Taylor.
Theme:
Diaries
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art criticism
Art critics
Educators
Exhibition catalogs
Painters
Painting, Modern
Scrapbooks
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8522
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210699
AAA_collcode_taylbert
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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