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Anna Campbell Bliss papers, circa 1948-2015

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Bliss, Anna Campbell, 1925-2015  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.8 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as seven series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1951-2012 (4 Folders: Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1962-2012 (1.4 Linear feet: Box 1-2) Series 3: Writings, circa 1951-2015 (7 Folders: Box 2) Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1951-2012 (0.4 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 5: Personal Business, 1956-2013 (1 Linear foot: Box 2-4) Series 6: Printed Material, 1951-2014 (0.4 Linear feet: Box 4) Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1948-2010 (0.4 Linear feet: Box 4-5)
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.
The papers of Anna Campbell Bliss measure 3.8 linear feet and date from circa 1948-2015. The papers document Bliss' career as an artist and architect along with Bliss' involvement with several professional organizations and time spent giving color theory lectures. Materials in this collection include biographical material, correspondence, exhibition files, and personal business files which document Bliss' financial, project and studio files. Also found are printed materials, and photographic materials.
Anna Campbell Bliss papers, circa 1948-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
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Biography Note:
Anna Campbell Bliss (1925-2015) was an architect, painter, printmaker, and installation artist in Salt Lake City, Utah. Originally from Morristown, New Jersey, Bliss graduated from Wellesley College with a bachelor's degree in art history and mathematics in 1946, followed by a master's degree in architecture from Harvard University in 1950. She also studied color theory and design with Gyorgy Kepes at M.I.T and Josef Albers in Minnesota. While in Minnesota, Bliss and her husband Robert Bliss established their own architectural firm: Bliss and Campbell Architects, a business they brought with them to Salt Lake City when Robert Bliss was hired as the dean of the Department of Architecture at the University of Utah. While in Salt Lake City, Anna Campbell Bliss continued to learn and incorporate new techniques including screen printing and computer programming into her practice. Bliss was also heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement.
Language Note:
English .
Donated in 2016 by Robert Bliss, Bliss' husband.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art