Donald C. Meyer journals
Held at: James A. Michener Art Museum Archives [Contact Us]138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA, 18901
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Born in a western suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Donald C. Meyer (1945-2012) studied accounting at Villanova University and after a short business career, focused on art in the early 1970s using egg tempera as his primary medium. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, as well as a retrospective at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art (2002). In 2006 Meyer was granted an Artist-in-Residence at the Masterworks Foundation in Hamilton, Bermuda. Meyer passed away in 2012.
Donald C. Meyer journals, 1986-2008, consist of fifteen journals with sketches and studies, writings, diary entries, poetry, printed matter and ephemera, and correspondence and emails. Some materials are pasted in the journals. A more detailed list of the journal contents is below.
Many 4" square sketches (24 to a sheet) as studies for Venture, Radnor, Sunrise, Exton Triptychs and other paintings. Writings and musings on painting process and meaning; also on American, New World, and Black Paradigms; philosophy Very detailed diary entries and poetry Invitations, pamphlets, tickets, newspaper articles on cultural and other events he attended Correspondence and e-mails re: Philadelphia Sketch Club, Masterworks Foundation, Woodmere Museum, Berman Museum (Lisa Hanover), and various art critics
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Gift of Dianne Neibauer Meyer, 2015
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2014-2016 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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