John Abrams Collection, 1897-2012Add to your cart.

Collection Overview

Title: John Abrams Collection, 1897-2012Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1980-2000
ID: 01/ AR0733
Primary Creator: Abrams, John.
Extent: 40.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection of papers and art works are arranged by type of material.
Forms of Material: Drawings (visual works)
Paintings (visual works)
Sculpture (visual works)
Languages: English


The personal papers and art works of John Abrams.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection of materials from John Abrams, a professional artist, who lived and work in Dallas, Texas since 1978. Material consists of papers, drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Collection Historical Note

Mr. Abrams has been a professional artist living and working primarily in Dallas since 1978. He was born in New York in 1948 and moved to Dallas after having received a B.A. in Art History as well as a Master’s Degree in Library Science. John has exhibited in numerous galleries nationwide and locally. Most work of late consists of corporate and institutional commissions. Clients include: Merrill Lynch, IBM, Children’s Hospital of Dallas, Brinker International Restaurants, Apple Computer, and Walt Disney World Orlando. He works in several mediums, including pastels, pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, and wood sculptures. John has lectured and taught art at area community colleges, the University of Texas at Dallas, and at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. John is an avid doodler and all “finished” artwork invariable begins with these sketches. His work typically is whimsical, brightly colored, textural, and with emphasis on geometric elements.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: John Abrams Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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