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Artists -- Virginia

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Records of the Richmond Artists Association (SC-09)

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-09
Abstract The collection documents the history of the Richmond Artists Association (RAA), from its founding in 1955 by artist Westwood Winfree, to 2005 when the group joined with another Richmond art organization to form the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association. The material highlights RAA’s growth and achievements over five decades, including early annual exhibitions at the Carillon and Miller and Rhoads, as well as numerous other exhibitions. Meeting minutes, officer files, and membership...
Dates: 1955-2005

Records of Virginia Arts Organizations (SC-03)

 Item — Box SC-03 Box 1: Series SC-03-01; Series SC-03-02; Series SC-03-03; Series SC-03-04; Series SC-03-05
Identifier: SC-03
Abstract The collection documents the rich history of Richmond’s artistic culture and community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing upon the legacy of the first Academy of Fine Arts in the United States, founded in Richmond in 1786, the Richmond Academy of Arts was revived in 1930, and records created throughout the organization’s history comprise the majority of the collection. The Academy provided the most cohesive and active arts organization in Richmond before the founding of the...
Dates: 1888-1942

Willie Anne Wright Artist Archives (VA-02)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: VA-02
Abstract

The collection documents the career of renowned lensless photographer Willie Anne Wright. Wright's paintings, serigraphs and drawings were her professional focus until 1972 when pinhole photography became her primary creative medium. Comprised mainly of the exhibition files Wright maintained, as well as information about gallery representation and art sales, the collection traces the evolution of her artistic journey over four decades.

Dates: 1944-2020