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Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005

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Creator:
Gammon, Reginald A. (Reginald Adolphus), 1921-2005
Subject:
Andrews, Benny
Bearden, Romare
Browne, Vivian E.
Fray, Thomas
Greenberg, Joseph J.
King, Patrick
Lee-Smith, Hughie
Overton, Harry
Wynberg, Jonathan
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.4 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Reginald Gammon papers measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2007 (bulk 1960-2005). The papers contain biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and artwork by Gammon, printed material, and photographs regarding Gammon's career as a painter, educator, and prominent member of the African American art scene.
A small selection of biographic information about Gammon includes certificates, military documentation, and interviews. Approximately half of the collection consists of correspondence with other artists, museums, galleries and arts organizations. Correspondence documents his work with a number of African American arts organizations across the country. Of note is correspondence with Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Vivian Browne, Thomas Frey, Joseph Greenberg, Patrick King, Hughie Lee-Smith, Harry Overton, and Jonathan Wynberg. Writings by Gammon including personal and lecture notes as well as project drafts. Printed materials consist primarily of exhibition catalogs. Artwork includes pencil and ink sketches, advertisement mock-ups, collages, and paintings. Photographs depict Gammon at school, in the Navy, with other artists friends, and in his studio.
Citation:
Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Reginald A. Gammon (1921-2005) was a painter and art educator, working in New York City, Michigan, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gammon was a founding member of Spiral, an African American artist's collective and member of the New Mexico Afro-American Artist Guild. Gammon also taught in the New York public schools and at Western Michigan University.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2007 and 2008 by Janice Gammon, Gammon's widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Art
Art teachers
Artists' studios
Collages
Interviews
Painters
Paintings
Photographs
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13635
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272096
AAA_collcode_gammreg
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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