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Writings from newspapers, periodicals, photographs, catalogs and books on art, relating to Lovoos' close involvement with California art and artists; photographs of family and other photographs; a 4 p. essay about Lovoos by Nancy Moure, and information on her son, documentary filmmaker Edmund Penney.
Family photographs include Lovoos' parents, ca. 1870s; family portraits in Montana, ca. 1910; Lovoos in Los Angeles, ca. 1920s; Chouinard School of Art students, ca. 1920s; and other family shots from the mid-1920s to the 1980s, including her husband, painter Frederic Penney with Millard Sheets and others.
Janice Lovoos papers, 1870-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Writer, painter, designer; California. Born 1903. Lovoos received formal art training at Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles where she learned to design rugs, textiles, murals, and illustrate children's books. As a writer and art historian, Lovoos has contributed richly to documenting Southern California art.
Donated 1991-1993 by Janice Lovoos.
Art Theory and Historiography
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