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Prentiss Taylor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1519

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two black and white lithographs, three poems by Ben Wasson, and additional prints with colored decorations created by Prentiss Taylor.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Artist and lithographer Prentiss Taylor was born 1907 in Washington, D.C. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City and became a landscape painter. He spent four months in Charleston, South Carolina in 1933 doing sketches of rundown buildings. Working for the W.P.A., he made a series of lithographs from these drawings. He served as president of the Society of Washington Printmakers for 34 years and did pioneering work in art therapy with mental patients at Washington hospitals. He died in 1991.

Biographical Source:

http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/biography.aspx?searchtype=BIO&artist=81659 , 2008

http://www.mickelsonsframingparkergallery.com/artists/taylor.html , 2008

Extent

5 items

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains two black and white lithographs and poems and prints with colored decorations created by Prentiss Taylor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of this collection was first given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who donated it to the University of Minnesota.
Title
Prentiss Taylor Collection, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Leslie Czechowski and Diep Truong
Date
01/06/2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • March 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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