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Noah Purifoy papers, 1935-1998

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Creator:
Purifoy, Noah, 1917-2004
Subject:
California Arts Council
Watts Towers Art Center
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
2.1 linear feet
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:
High school diploma, 1935, awards, curriculum vitae, personal and professional correspondence (1966-1998), lecture notes, outlines of programs for the California Arts Council (1976) and Artists-in-Education Summer Workshop (1977), publications, scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and photographs.
Citation:
Noah Purifoy papers, 1935-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Sculptor/assemblage artist and arts administrator; Joshua Tree, Calif. d. 2004 He attended Chouinard Art Institute from which he received his BFA in 1954. Purifoy was founder and first director of the Watts Towers Art Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and co-founder of the Watts Summer Festival.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Noah Purifoy.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Arts administrators
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6193
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216448
AAA_collcode_purinoah
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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