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Glen Luken letters to Roy Walker measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1930- 1945. Included are approximately 150 letters from ceramic artist Glen Lukens to Roy Walker. The letters were written during the time that Lukens became head of the art department at University of Southern California in 1936. They also document Lukens' travels to Mexico and to Haiti, where he established a ceramics center, and his ideas on teaching, materials, exhibitions, sales, race relations, and other topics.
Glen Lukens letters to Roy Walker, circa 1930-1945. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Roy Walker (1910-2006) was a ceramic artist in California and a student of Glen Lukens.
Donated in 2016 and 2020 by Diane Gunter, Roy Walker's niece.
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