Lauretta Dimmick Papers
Lauretta Dimmick is an art historian and co-author of American sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, volume I: a catalogue of works by artists born before 1865. Published in 1999, this is the first volume of a two-volume set and the definitive catalogue of the Museum's collection of American sculpture. Dimmick graduated from the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado in 1976 with a B.A. She received her master and doctorate in art history from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1982 and 1986 respectively. The collection includes biographical and bibliographic information on each artist and his or her works as well as notes, correspondence, theses, a dissertation, catalogs, copies of portions of published works, and photographs.
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- Dimmick, Lauretta (Person)
7.5 Linear Feet (7 record boxes and 1 letter document box)
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Biographical / Historical
Lauretta Dimmick, an independent art historian, graduated from the University of Denver in 1976, and received her master and doctorate in art history from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1982 and 1986 respectively. Her dissertation was entitled A Catalogue of the Portrait Busts and Ideal Works Of Thomas Crawford (1813? - 1857), American Sculptor In Rome. Her papers contain the research material for American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume I: a Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1865. Published in 1999, this was the first volume of a two-volume set, comprising the definitive catalog of the Museum's collection of American sculpture. She joined the project in the mid-1980s, while Lewis I. Sharp was directing the project. The book was edited by Thayer Tolles, assistant curator of American painting and sculpture at the Museum. Dimmick collaborated with Tolles and Donna J. Hassler on the catalog portion of the book.
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