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Two brief essays by Gwathmey entitled, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "Art for Art's Sake?" which, respectively, elaborate on the necessity in art to balance intellectual and intuitive tendencies, and, on the various philosophical and formal elements of painting as reflected in stylistic currents. Also included is a draft of a letter to "Dear Floyd," which touches on similar themes.
Robert Gwathmey writings, [ca. 1960]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D245 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter, serigrapher, teacher; New York, N.Y.
Donated 1966 by Robert Gwathmey.
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