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Jack Coughlin portraits of Samuel Beckett


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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Overview and metadata sections

Jack Coughlin was born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1932. He studied printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Art Students League of New York. He has taught art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst since 1961. He is well known for his portraits of literary figures.

Biographical AND/OR historical information derived from the collection.

Three etchings, one lithograph, one color woodcut, and one postcard reproduction of Jack Coughlin's portraits of Samuel Beckett. Coughlin knew Beckett personally and made a number of portraits of the writer.

Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches)

Purchase, 2003

Processed by Laura Cochrane, January 2003. Encoded by Jaime Margalotti, June 2021.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2021 June 16
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library,

Collection Inventory

Lithograph numbered 64 of 65, undated.
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Etching numbered 74 of 100, 1971.
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Etching numbered 29 of 100, 1976.
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Color woodcut numbered 29 of 50, 1981.
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Etching numbered 45 of 75, 1989.
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Postcard reproduction of a watercolor portrait, 1992.
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Scope and Contents

Advertisement for an exhibition of Coughlin's prints, drawings, and watercolors on the back

Print, Suggest