Prentiss Taylor Collection
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.
- Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991 (Person)
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.
http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/biography.aspx?searchtype=BIO&artist=81659 , 2008
http://www.mickelsonsframingparkergallery.com/artists/taylor.html , 2008
Language of Materials
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.
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lithographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- watercolors (paintings) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Kerlan, Irvin, 1912-1963 (Donor, Person)
- Prentiss Taylor Collection, undated
- Leslie Czechowski and Diep Truong
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- March 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library