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Snowden, Sylvia, 1942-  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
M. Hanks Gallery (Santa, Monica, Calif.)  Search this
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.7 Linear feet
This collection is arranged as five series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1962, 1985-2004 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1975-2005 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 3: Professional Activities, 1985-2017 (Box1; 0.5 linear feet) Series 4: Printed Material, 1964-2017 (Boes 1-3, OV 4; 0.9 linear feet) Series 5: Photographic Material and Artwork, 1989-2005 (Box 3; 0.1 linear feet)
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 Reference Services for more information.
The papers of African American abstract painter Sylvia Snowden measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2017. The collection contains biographical material, including recorded interviews with Snowden; correspondence; material related to professional activities, including exhibitions and symposia; printed material; and photographic material, as well as one sketch.
Sylvia Snowden papers, 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Sylvia Snowden (1942- ) is an African American abstract painter in Washington, D.C. known for her large mixed-media works that convey a sense of texture or the "feel of paint."
Language Note:
English .
The Sylvia Snowden papers were donated in 2019 by Sylvia Snowden, as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
African American
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art