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Johnson, Ben, 1902-1967
Inclusive Dates:
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968, 
Abstract:
Papers of the American painter. Spanning 1951 to 1968, the Ben Johnson Papers comprises correspondence, artwork, writings, and memorabilia of the Brooklyn-born painter (1902-1967) who specialized in female nude figures. Illuminating Johnson's personal and professional life, the collection also provides insight into the career of his wife, artist Alice Terry (b. 1925). Includes correspondence, personal and business, including family letters (1951-1968); photographs of Johnson's paintings; interviews, statements on art; lists of paintings, partially annotated with prices; and printed material, including articles and reviews (1963-1967), newspaper clippings (1954-1967), and exhibition catalogs and invitations (1962-1966).
Type of Material:
Articles.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Exhibition catalogs.
Interviews.
Photographs.
Subject:
Artists.
Painters.
Art -- Painters
Art, American.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Figure painting.
Human figure in art.
Nude in art.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Women in art.