By Hailey LaRock
|Title:||Carl Benton Compton Collection, 1929-1944|
|Arrangement:||This collection is arranged in two series, reflecting Carl Benton Compton's personal experiences and artisitc career, respectively.|
|Date Acquired:||07/15/2016. More info below under Accruals.|
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collection includes the personal and professional correspondence of artist Carl Benton Compton. Additionally, Compton's personal journal entries, articles both authored by Compton and about him, and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on other art types and artists that influenced Carl Compton's work are included.
Radio segment scripts by Compton and his notes while traveling through Europe in the late 1920s provide insight to the prominent art theories and intricacies of both Compton and artists such as Robert Henri, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Renoir, among others.
Collection Historical Note
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||D. Jack Davis|
|Preferred Citation:||Carl Benton Compton Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|
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