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Creator:
Hollingsworth, Alvin C.  Search this
Extent:
1 microfilm reel (85 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1960-1970
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter and illustrator Alvin C. Hollingsworth contains six letters from admirers of his television show (1969-1970), photographs, biographical information, a sketchbook, catalogs, book jackets, and other illustrations (1960-1970).
Biographical / Historical:
Alvin C. Hollingsorth (1928-2000) was an African American painter, illustrator, and arts educator in New York, New York. Hollingsworth began drawing at a young age, beginning his career as a comic book artist before moving into the fine arts. He taught at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College of the City University of New York and also hosted a television show about art. Hollingsworth was also a member of the Spiral group.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1971 by Alvin Hollingsworth.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New City  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hollalvi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hollalvi