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Fitz Gibbon (John) papers
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Description
Writing, photographs, media, and other material from Northern Californian art critic, collector, and teacher John Fitz Gibbon.
Background
John Grattan Fitz Gibbon (1934 – 2009) was an art critic, professor of art history, KPFA broadcaster, and collector of postwar Californian art. From the 1960s onward, he was heavily involved in the Northern Californian art scene, where he was friends with and wrote extensively about a number of renowned artists of the period, including Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Don Hazlitt, Jim Nutt, Robert Colescott, and Richard Diebenkorn.
Extent
14.5 Linear Feet (28 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Accessions 2018-004 and 2018-206 are closed until processed. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.