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Art Sinsabaugh letters


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Art Sinsabaugh, born Arthur Reeder Sinsabaugh, was an American photographer. He was born in 1924 in Irvington, New Jersey and died in 1983 in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of the founders of the Society for Photographic Education and worked as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago till he died. During his life, he received numerous awards, such as Illinois Arts Council Award, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Award, Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts Photographers' Fellowship.

Sinsabaugh photographed mostly landscapes; among his most famous pieces is a series of Midwest Landscape photographs and a series of Chicago Landscape photographs, which are currently shown in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and in the Art Institute of Chicago. The Indiana University Art Museum currently houses most of his memorabilia collected from his family and friends.

The collection contains letters exchanged between a director Thomas H. Garver ('56) and a photographer Art Sinsabaugh concerning Art's photographs. Present is also a page long list of addresses, recipients of Art's photographs, taken in front of Robby Frieds' house in 1969.

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed December 2020


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava
Finding Aid Date
December, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Letters, 1969 December 12 - 1979 February 13.
Box 3

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