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Orswell, Lois, 1904-1998

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role Collector
dates 1904-1998
city Narragansett
stateRI
other citiesPomfret, CT;
gender F
historical notes Lois Orswell collected abstract expressionist art and modern sculpture.

Orswell focused her attention on sculpture and drawings, rather than paintings, and her collection features the work of such canonical artists as Kline, de Kooning, Rodin, Calder, Moore, Nevelson, and many others.

(9/28/2007; http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/exhibitions/fogg/orswellSmithetal.html)
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1940-1950
1950-1960
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1980-1990
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Lois Dailey Orswell letters from Curt Valentin and Richard Stankiewicz, 1945-1959. see details...
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32 Quincy Street
David Smith Letters, 1957-1965 (inclusive). see details...