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Richard J. Powell papers, 1971-1992

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Creator:
Powell, Richard J., 1953-
Subject:
Johnson, William H. (William Henry)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 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:
Papers of art historian and curator Richard (Rick) Powell, ca. 1971-1992, mostly concerning Powell's research and writings on William H. Johnson (1901-1970). Found is Powell's correspondence with Robert Baehr, Sigrid Bondo, Adelyn Breeskin, David C. Driskell, Michel Fabre, Robert Ferris Thompson, óystein Hjort, Margo Humphrey, Gregers Krake, Richard A. Long, Torben LundbÁk, Virginia Mecklenburg, Jostein Nerb?vik, Mette N?rredam, James Parker, Jules D. Prown, Kjetil Tandstad, Judith Wilson, Debbie Wood, and Danish and Scandinavian museums and associations. There are also two illustrated research/travel journals containing Powell's comments on Johnson's works of art, related thoughts, slide lists, notes from his lectures at the Sorbonne in Paris, and other experiences dating from July 14 to November 28, 1984 and January 1 to June 20, 1985; two wall calendars, 1984-1985, noting appointments and exhibition openings; a notebook, loose notes and other writings; postcards, research files that contain photocopies of printed material and other primary documents about Johnson including clippings from foreign newspapers with translations; printed materials concerning the exhibition, "Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946" curated by Powell at the National Museum of American Art, 1991-1992; photographs (copy prints, contact prints, and negatives) of Johnson and his artwork; and miscellany.
Citation:
Richard J. Powell papers, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art historian, curator; Washington, D.C. (National Museum of American Art).
Provenance:
Donated 2000 by Richard J. Powell.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
African American artists
Art historians
Travel diaries
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6328
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)226091
AAA_collcode_powerich
Theme:
African American
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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