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Finding aid for the William Hemmerdinger papers, 1871, 1941-2007
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The William Hemmerdinger papers document his multifaceted career as a teacher, artist, writer, gallerist and curator. The collection is particularly rich in research files about artists and in ephemera from Southern California galleries. Also included are original artworks by artists such as Claire Falkenstein, Karl Benjamin, Connor Everts and Matsumi Kanemitsu.
Artist, writer, educator and gallery owner William Hemmerdinger was born in 1951. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside in 1973, and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1975 from Claremont Graduate School, where he also completed his doctorate in the field of philosophy with an emphasis on aesthetics. Hemmerdinger completed a fellowship at the National Palace Museum in China and a residency at the Myoshinji Monastery in Japan. His artwork has been exhibited at institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Cirrus Editions and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
29.0 linear feet (41 boxes, 3 flatfile folders)
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