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Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, artwork and printed material relating to Hilda Pertha's career as a painter.
Biographical material includes resumes, certificates and appointment books. Correspondence is with friends, family, galleries, and employers. Also present are notebooks recording letters both sent and received. Slides and photographs are of Pertha's work, exhibitions, home, and studio. Artwork includes preparatory sketches in marker, ink, pencil, and watercolor. Printed material includes clippings, gallery announcements, posters, cards, and broadsides related to Pertha's career and interests.
Hilda Pertha papers, 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Hilda Pertha (1911-2011) was a painter and teacher in Mendocino, California.
Donated 2013 by Mila Ahern, Hilda Pertha's daughter.
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