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William Dolan Fletcher papers, 1924-1986

Catalog Data

Creator:
Fletcher, William Dolan  Search this
Subject:
Grant, Gordon  Search this
Brockhurst, Gerald Leslie  Search this
Castigan, John  Search this
Williams, Keith Shaw  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Leighton, Clare Veronica Hope  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Kent, Norman  Search this
Kinney, Troy  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Moser, Barry  Search this
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman  Search this
Tittle, Walter  Search this
Spruance, Benton  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.3 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Notebooks compiled by Fletcher listing prints by artists John Castigan, John Flannagan, Ruth Gannett, Gordon Grant, Norman Kent, Troy Kinney, Clare Leighton, Barry Moser, Chauncey Ryder, Benton Spruance, Walter Tittle and Keith Shaw Williams; and research material on Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and Benton Spruance. Brockhurst material includes correspondence, biographical sketches, notes, lists of works, a draft of Fletcher's catalog Complex Simplicity: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and his Graphic Work, printed material, reproductions and photographs of work, and photographs of Brockhurst, his models and others;
the Spruance material includes an obituary, 2 letters to Spruance from Carl Zigrosser, 1934, and letters between others regarding the sale of his prints; a typescript by Fletcher, "In My Orb of Gold: The Life and Work of Benton Spruance," 1980; writings by Spruance; printed material, 1929-1986, including exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper clippings, and other printed material; and photographs of Spruance and his works of art.
Citation:
William Dolan Fletcher papers, 1924-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Priest, art historian; Connecticut. Taught at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Author of a catalog raisonne on Gerald Leslie Brockhurst's etchings.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 James J. Gentile, a friend of Fletcher, and executor of his estate. The material on Benton Spruance was donated by Robert M. Vogel, 1991, who received it from Fletcher's estate; the notebook on Keith Shaw Williams was donated by William Greenbaum, 1991, who also received it from Fletcher's estate.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10234
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213316
AAA_collcode_fletwill
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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