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Deborah Howard's Holocaust Portraits and Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B398
Deborah Howard is an Associate Professor and Head of Painting Program at the University of Denver. After a discussion on racial stereotypes and aging in a Figure Painting course Howard was teaching, she began to develop her Portraits of Child Holocaust Survivors project and settled on drawing as the media for the project. Howard has drawn and painted twenty-five people who escaped, hid or survived concentration camps during the Jewish Holocaust of WWII. Four portraits from the project are in the collection at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel. The remaining 21 portraits are in this collection. The collection is comprised of 21 portraits of Holocaust survivors, original sketches for the portraits, exhibition booklet and exhibit publications, photographs and slides of survivors, audio-visual materials (VHS, DVD, micro-cassette) and supporting files for the portrait project.

Dates

  • 1994-2015

Creator

Extent

46.0 Linear Feet ((25 containers) 21 portraits, 2 records boxes, 1 print box and 1 cassette box )

Deborah Howard is an Associate Professor and Head of Painting Program at the University of Denver. She has been teaching at the University of Denver since 1987. She holds and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in drawing and printmaking and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in painting and printmaking.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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