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Leonard Bocour papers and business records, 1933-1993

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Creator:
Bocour, Leonard, 1910-1993
Subject:
Bocour Artist Colors (Firm)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
11.8 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Found within the papers are biographical material; miscellaneous correspondence with artists and colleagues; diaries, daily calendars, notes and writings; personal business records and the business records of Bocour Artist Colors, Inc.; transcripts of interviews with Bocour; and printed material.
Miscellaneous correspondence is primarily with artists and colleagues, including Helen Frankenthaler, Chaim Gross, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Jack Levine, Morris Louis, David Oxtoby, and Philip Pearlstein and discuss exhibitions and other art-related topics. Also found are 32 diaries and 9 annotated calendars containing brief notes about daily activities; personal business records regarding personal finances, donations, and lectures; business records for Bocour Artist Colors, Inc., including contracts, business correspondence, financial documentation, and printed material; notes and writings including address books and writings by Bocour and others; transcripts of interviews with Bocour that discuss his early career; and printed material including clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, booklets, and brochures.
Citation:
Leonard Bocour papers and business records, 1933-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Leonard Bocour papers also at Syracuse University.
Biography Note:
Art collector, paint manufacturer; New York, N.Y.; d. 1993.
Provenance:
Donated by Mrs. Leonard Bocour, 1994.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Diaries
Drawing
Interviews
Paint industry and trade
Painting
Painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215590
AAA_collcode_bocoleon
Theme:
Diaries
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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