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Creator:
Bennett, Garry Knox, 1934-2022  Search this
Subject:
Castle, Wendell  Search this
Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi  Search this
Schwarcz, June  Search this
Paley, Albert  Search this
Jurs, Nancy  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
12.4 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-2009 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1, 13, OV 14) Series 2: Correspondence, 1955-2017 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-3) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1979-2017 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-4) Series 4: Professional Files, 1959-2017 (5.0 linear feet; Boxes 4-9) Series 5: Made in Oakland: The Furniture of Garry Knox Bennett Retrospective, circa 1977-2009 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 9-11) Series 6: Financial and Legal Records, 1950s-2010 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 11-12) Series 7: Printed Materials, 1960-2015 (0.8 linear feet; Box 12) Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1948-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of woodworker, sculptor, and furniture designer Garry Knox Bennett measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1917 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2017. The collection documents the artist's life and career through biographical materials, correspondence with family and friends including other artists, exhibition files, professional files, financial and legal records, and printed material and scrapbooks recording his exhibition history and more, including photographs from his youth.
Citation:
Garry Knox Bennett papers, 1917-2017, bulk 1960-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Garry Knox Bennett conducted February 1-2, 2002 by Glenn Adamson in Oakland, C.A. for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Biography Note:
Garry Knox Bennett (1934-2022) was a woodworker, sculptor, and furniture designer in Oakland, California.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
The Garry Knox Bennett papers were donated in 2003 by Sylvia Bennett, Bennett's wife, and in 2017 by Garry Knox Bennett. The papers were collected as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project For Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Scrapbooks  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6040
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)239435
AAA_collcode_benngarr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_239435