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Material compiled by Johnston relating to ceramicist and sculptor William Ellisworth Artis (b. 1914 d. 1977) and painter Hale Woodruff (b. 1900 d.1980), and one letter to Johnston from Karl Knaths.
Artis material includes copies of letters to Artis, 1947-1970, from museums, universities, foundations and others regarding lending his work, awarding of prizes or fellowships and other topics; Johnston's correspondence with Artis regarding Johnston's research on Artis; writings by Johnston on Artis; and printed material. Woodruff material includes copies of letters from Woodruff to Johnston, 1971; a copy of Woodruff's diagram of panel no. 6 of his mural for the Atlanta University Library, and "identifying individual famous negro artists portrayed in the mural panel; an issue of Raven New York, June 1, 1971, with an article on Woodruff; an exhibition catalog of an exhibit of Woodruff's work held at NYU, May 15-June 8, 1967; and Woodruff's vitae, 1971.
Robert P. Johnston papers, 1967-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Robert P. Johnston was a professor of art at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Donated 1982 by Robert P. Johnston.
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