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Frederick O'Hara papers, 1956-1981

O'Hara, Frederick, 1904-1980
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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Biography Note:
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.
Language Note:
One exhibition catalog is in Japanese.
Donated by the artist's widow, Mary Louise R. O'Hara.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Exhibition catalogs
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Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
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Archives of American Art

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