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Ernest Posey notebooks
2012-10  
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Description
The Ernest Posey Notebooks contains twenty-four notebooks created by artist Ernest Posey from 1968 to 2007. The notebooks include artwork, ephemera, and writings, and shed light into Ernest's artistic mind and career.
Background
Ernest Noel Posey was born in New Orleans on December 25, 1937. He earned a degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University and a degree in Architecture from Tulane. He lived in New York City after college and remained there until 1968, when he moved to San Francisco. Posey taught at the California College of Art and the San Francisco Academy of Art University where he was Chairman of the Department of Fine Art. Posey was also a filmmaker, public television director, author, graphic designer and book illustrator. Posey moved to Mendocino County, bought a small cabin and later built a large working studio. He moved there permanently in the late 1970s and worked on his art for the next thirty years. In the fall of 2007 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away two months later.
Extent
1.9 linear feet (1 carton, 1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright to unpublished materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).