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DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Peterson, Margaret  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Remington, Deborah  Search this
Sinton, Nell  Search this
Lobdell, Frank  Search this
Terrill, Ruth  Search this
Berman, Shirley  Search this
Blum, Irving  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.3 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 7 series Series 1: Biographical material, 1948-1969 (1 folder; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1960-1970s (0.3 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings, circa 1960s (3 folders; Box 1) Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1964-1974 (2 folders; Box 1) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1950s-1970s (2 folders; Box 1, OV 3) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1940s-1970s (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, OV 3) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1950s-1960s (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of artist Jay DeFeo measure 1.3 linear feet and date from circa 1940s to circa 1970s. The collection documents her career through biographical material, correspondence with friends, personal business records, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.
Jay DeFeo papers, circa 1940s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 1645, 908, 2673, and 3957 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Use Note:
The Jay DeFeo papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art has an oral history interview with DeFeo conducted 1975 June 3-1976 January 23 by Paul Karlstrom for the Archives of America Art. An 83 page transcript is available online.<br /> The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley holds some of DeFeo's archival materials.
Biography Note:
Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) lived and worked in Northern California where she was a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene as a painter in the progressive art community. She identified her artistic style as expressionist and symbolist.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
Donated between 1975-1981 by Jay DeFeo.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photography -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
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Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art