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The papers of painter, printmaker and sculptor Agnes Mills measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1948 to 1999, with the bulk of the material from 1974 to 1993. Her enduring interest in dance theatre is demonstrated in the papers. Reminiscences of her time in the WPA, artist statements, sketchbooks, and a bound compilation of publicity, biographical notes, and images of artwork provide an overview of her professional accomplishments. The collection also includes curricula vitae; correspondence; writings by and about Mills; price lists and inventories; articles, news clippings, press releases and exhibition announcements; original artwork; and photographs of Mills and her work.
Agnes Mills papers, 1948-1999, bulk 1974-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Original works of art: Authorization to publish requires written permission from Margret Mills-Thysen, 337 Neva St., Sebastopol, Calif. 95472
Agnes Mills (1915-2008) was a painter, printmaker and sculptor who specialized in dance subjects, who lived in New York, New York and Boca Raton, Florida.
Donated by the artist's daughter, Margret Mills-Thysen, on October 17, 2013.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001