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Ben Norris memoir, 1993-1994

Creator:
Norris, Ben, 1910-2006
Subject:
Harvard University. Germanic Museum
University of Hawaii
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 v. (369 p.)
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:
An unpublished memoir written by Norris documenting his life. The manuscript begins with Norris' birth in 1910, including his childhood memories of California. He also describes in detail his education at Ponoma College, Harvard University and Sorbonne in Paris, as well as his teaching position at the University of Hawaii. Themes of formative experiences, education, sexual orientation, family, and church life are dominant in his writing. He concludes with a summary of the early 1990s, after he moved to New York City. Some pages are annotated in pen by Norris.
Citation:
Ben Norris memoir, 1993-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Ben Norris (1910-2006) was a watercolorist and educator in Hawaii and New York. Norris studied privately with Frederic Taubes and Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and was educated at Harvard University and the Sorbonne in Paris. Norris also taught art history at the Univeristy of Hawaii.
Provenance:
Donated 2008 by Margaret Castrey, Norris' widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Educators
Educators
Watercolorists
Watercolorists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15625
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281848
AAA_collcode_norrben
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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