United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Painting and Sculpture
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
13.5 linear ft.
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The papers of New York City art critic, writer, and lecturer Forbes Watson date from 1840-1967, with the bulk of materials dating from 1900-1960, and measure 13.5 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, business records relating to the Arts Publishing Corporation, records documenting Watson's work for the Public Works of Art Project and the Section of Painting and Sculpture, reference files, an exhibition file from the Pepsi-Cola Company's Third Annual Exhibition, writings and notes, ten scrapbooks and loose pages, printed materials, and photographs.
Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Forbes Watson (1879-1960) was an art critic, lecturer, and administrator from New York, N.Y.
The Forbes Watson papers were donated by Watson's widow, Nan Watson, in 1961.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001