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Greta Kempton papers, 1945-1977

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Creator:
Kempton, Greta, 1903-1991
Subject:
Truman, Harry S.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.2 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:
Photographs of Kempton with members of the Truman and Johnson Adminstrations during the presentation of her portraits of Harry S. Truman; photographs of works of art; news clippings and releases; correspondence, much of it with members of prominent families whose portraits she painted; exhibition catalogs and announcements; biographical material; writings by Kempton, including recollections of her experience painting portraits of the Truman family; and printed material.
Citation:
Greta Kempton papers, 1945-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Portrait painter; New York, N.Y. Most noted for her portraits of Harry S. Truman, his family, and other politicians.
Provenance:
Donated 1976-1977 by Greta Kempton.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Portrait painters
Portrait painting
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9135
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211329
AAA_collcode_kempgret
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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