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Harris King Prior papers, 1946-1975

Creator:
Prior, Harris King, 1911-1975
Subject:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
4.0 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:
Research material on American Artists of the Pacific Northwest, and on Arthur B. Davies.
Files, 1946-1975, concerning artists of the Pacific Northwest, including: research correspondence; typescripts of published and unpublished writings; notes; photographs, negatives, and transparencies of works of art; card files; and exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material. Also included is research material, 1955-1975, relating to Arthur B. Davies and a 1962 centennial exhibition on Davies organized by Prior. Papers include: correspondence with Davies's relatives, museums, and others; printed material; slides of the paintings exhibited; 3 installation photos; a photo file and a card file on Davies's paintings, arranged by location; and a dissertation, THE GRAPHIC ART OF ARTHUR BOWEN DAVIES AND JOHN SLOAN, by Merrill Clement Rueppel, 1955.
Citation:
Harris King Prior papers, 1946-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art administrator, educator; Rochester, N.Y.; b. 1911; d. 1975 Prior was director of Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., 1962-1975.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Mrs. Nathaniel Whitcomb, Prior's widow.
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art museums
Art teachers
Art, American
Arts administrators
Museum directors
Northwest school of artists
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8951
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211138
AAA_collcode_prioharr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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