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Biographical accounts, letters, 2 work journals (1956-1960), essays, photographs, and printed material document Frederick O'Hara's printmaking techniques and career.
Ten letters discuss O'Hara's work (1965-1980). O'Hara's essays concern "The Story of a Lithographic Print", "An Adventure in Printmaking", and "Technique in the Biennial". Photographs show O'Hara printing a lithograph and works of art. Other material consists of 6 exhibition announcements and catalogs (1958-1981), a copy of ARTIST'S PROOF magazine with O'Hara's article, "Toward Technical Excellence in Printmaking" (1961), and 3 biographical accounts.
Frederick O'Hara papers, 1956-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Printmaker, painter, teacher, lithographer, block printer, writer. b. 8/16/1904, Ottawa, Canada; d. 1980; full name: James Frederick O'Hara; Albuquerque, N.M. and La Jolla, Calif.
One exhibition catalog is in Japanese.
Donated by the artist's widow, Mary Louise R. O'Hara.
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001