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Robert Taylor papers, l952-1990

Creator:
Taylor, Robert, 1925-2009
Subject:
Allen, Fred
Bannard, Walter Darby
Davenport, Will
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)
Eichenberg, Fritz
Greenberg, Clement
McGilligan, Patrick
Schwartz, Henry
Styron, William
Swan, Barbara
Updike, John
Wolfe, Tom
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.0 linear ft.
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:
Ca. 600 letters, 1961-1990, from artists, authors, poets, editors, curators, publishers, critics and others, primarily in response to Taylor's reviews, columns, and books, and some supplying information for his columns. Among the correspondents are Darby Barnard, Claire Leighton, Will Davenport, Fritz Eichenberg, Clement Greenberg, Jack Levine, Patrick McGilligan, Henry Schwartz, Beverly Swan, William Styron, John Updike, and Tom Wolfe. A 1983 letter from Davenport encloses a mss. of a paper he wrote in 1956, "Search for the Most American of American Painters." Also included are 5 scrapbooks, 1952-1957, containing clippings of Taylor's reviews and columns, and letters of appreciation; and loose reviews and articles by Taylor written for various Boston area arts magazines.
Enclosed in the correspondence are a few photographs, including two of Taylor, 3 of Carl Nelson, one of G.D. Hackett and Andre Kertisz, and one of Fred Allen and Herman Wouk.
Citation:
Robert Taylor papers, l952-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art, literary, and music critic; author; educator; lecturer, Boston, Mass. Wrote for the Boston Herald, 1952-1967, Boston Globe, 1968-1989. Columns for New Boston Review, later appearing in Atlantic Monthly, were written under pseudonym Count Bibesco.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 and 1990 by Robert Taylor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art criticism
Art critics
Art critics
Art, Modern
Museum curators
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8802
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210987
AAA_collcode_taylrobe
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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