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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975

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Creator:
Porter, Fairfield, 1907-1975
Subject:
Koch, Kenneth
Shapiro, David
Rivers, Larry
Day, Lucien B.
Guest, Barbara
Giardelli, Arthur
Frielicher, Jane
Padgett, Ron
Stankiewicz, Richard
Lichtenstein, Roy
Burckhardt, Rudy
Hartl, Léon
Morse, Carl
Laning, Edward
Vasilieff, Nicholas
O'Hara, Frank
Myers, John Bernard
Schuyler, James
Schloss, Edith
Brainard, Joe
Downes, Rackstraw
Katz, Alex
Hess, Thomas B.
Evergood, Philip Howard
Elmslie, Kenward
Button, John
Hirschl & Adler Galleries
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8.2 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:
The papers of New York-based painter, lithographer, art critic, and poet Fairfield Porter measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1888 to 2001, with the bulk of material dating from 1924 to 1975. The collection includes a biographical chronology; certificates, awards, and diplomas; letters to Fairfield and Anne Porter; scattered outgoing correspondence; and reviews, essays, notes, poems, and translations written by Porter and others. Among the writings are poetry manuscripts written by several New York School Poets including Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch. Also found are gallery records, inventories and appraisals, financial records, exhibition catalogs, clippings, posters, and records of Anne Porter's efforts to place his collection and document and publish his work after his death. Photographs of Porter, his homes, and his family are also present, as well as sketchbooks, loose sketches, and drawings spanning his entire career.
Citation:
Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Location of Originals:
Before donating the papers to the Archives, Anne Porter returned letters from Frank O'Hara to Fairfield Porter to the O'Hara estate. Letters from John Ashbery to Fairfield Porter were returned to Ashbery, and photocopies have been placed in the collection.
Funding:
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history of Fairfield Porter conducted by Paul Cummings in 1968.
Biography Note:
Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) was a painter, lithographer, art critic and poet from Southampton, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1977-1997 by Anne Porter, Porter's widow.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Fairfield Porter in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2006. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 9,600 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Art critics
Lithographers
Painters
Painting, Modern
Photographs
Travel diaries
Works of art
Poets
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8946
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211133
AAA_collcode_portfair
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211133
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