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Guide to the Theodore Wores Papers, 1880-1999
Special Collections M0816  
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The Theodore Wores Collection contains material especially pertinent to the painter's career in art. A relatively small amount of correspondence is organized by decade, from 1880 to 1939 (1880-1909, 1910-1919, 1920-1929, 1930-1939). The rest of the Collection includes exhibit catalogs (1973-1999), a biography of Wores that accompanied an exhibit in 1968-1969, a few magazine articles by Wores, two albums of photographs of the artist's oriental paintings, framed photographs of the painter's studio in San Francisco, photographic portraits of Wores, a considerable collection of reviews and other publicity, including the controversy over his pronouncements on Cubism and Futurism. In addition, a map case file (97-20l.1) contains photographs, prints, and mounted news clippings, mainly relating to his residence (l926-1939) in Saratoga, California. The painter's palette and paint box complete the Collection.
If the measure of a painter is the number of times that he or she has been shown, then Theodore Wores ranks higher today than any of his critics would have imagined. From the time that he became an acknowledged professional in his art in the 1880s, Wores' has been shown with relative frequency throughout the intervening years.
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