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Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Louchheim, Marlene  Search this
Lucie-Smith, Edward  Search this
Finn, David  Search this
Jones, Lillian E.  Search this
Bury, Pol  Search this
De Wilde, Dan  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Valentine, De Wain  Search this
Tooker, Dan  Search this
Sanders, Pieter  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Neubert, George W.  Search this
Marquand, Ed  Search this
Galerie Denino  Search this
AndrĂ© Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Christmas cards
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8.7 Linear feet; 1.47 Gigabytes
This collection is arranged as nine series. Series 1: Biographical Material (0.3 linear feet; boxes 1, 9) Series 2: Correspondence (1 linear foot; boxes 1, 2, OV 10) Series 3: Interviews (0.3 linear feet; box 2) Series 4: Exhibition and Commission Files (2 linear feet, 0.50 GB; boxes 2-4, OV 11-13, RD 14, FC 15, ER01) Series 5: Printed Materials (2.3 linear feet; boxes 4-6, OV 10) Series 6: Broadcast Materials (1.1 linear foot; boxes 6-7) Series 7: Photographic and Moving Image Materials (0.5 linear feet, 0.97 GB; boxes 7, 9, FC 16-17, ER02) Series 8: Artwork (1 item; box 7) Series 9: An American Artist Video Recordings (0.6 linear feet; boxes 7-8)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual material without a duplicate copy requires advanced notice.
The papers of sculptor and painter Fletcher Benton measure 8.2 linear feet and 1.47 GB and date from 1934 to 2014. They document his career as a sculptor with international presence through certificates, personal photographs, legal papers, correspondence, exhibition and commission documentation, clippings, exhibition-related printed materials, broadcast materials, publications about his work, an editioned kinetic Christmas card, and photographs, sound and video recordings, and motion picture film documenting his work and career.
Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' Hidden Collections grant program.
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 Fletcher Benton conducted by Paul J. Karlstrom, 1989 May 2-4 is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Biography Note:
Fletcher Benton was born in Jackson, Ohio in 1931 to Fletcher and Nell Cavett Benton and was the oldest of three children. Benton graduated from Jackson High School in 1949. After serving in the Navy he graduated from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1956 and moved to San Francisco, where he started working as an instructor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1959. He was in San Francisco during the flourishing of the Beat generation, where he had a studio in the North beach area and exhibited at coffee house galleries.
Language Note:
English; German; Norwegian; Spanish; Korean; Japanese; Dutch; Portuguese.
Donated 2005-2006 and 2014 by Fletcher Benton. Benton's wife, Bobbie Benton, organized the material by subject matter and date.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art