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The papers of painter and sculptor Ed McGowin include professional correspondence (1977-98); project files relating to outdoor sculpture commissions (1980-93); 21 sketchbooks (n.d.) containing pen and pencil sketches and song lyrics; photographs (1962-75); and printed material (1969-96), including exhibition catalogs, art periodicals, and clippings. Commissions documented here include outdoor sculpture at the Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg (1982), and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Houston (1994). Correspondents include foundry staff in Thailand (1993-95) and the Saudi Arabian Bechtel Corp., which commissioned pewter miniatures for Saudi Prince Abdullah.
Also included is documentation of the art work of McGowin's wife, Claudia DeMonte.
Ed McGowin papers, 1962-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter and sculptor; New York City. McGowin was born in 1938 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and grew up in Mississippi and Alabama, receiving the M.A. from the University of Alabama. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Baltimore Museum; and the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, France. Since 1979, McGowin has executed major outdoor commissions for numerous public and private organizations, often collaborating with his wife, Claudia DeMonte.
Donated 1998 by Ed McGowin.
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