|Creator:||Crampton, Rollin McNeil, 1886-1970.|
|Title:||Rollin Crampton Papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American painter, sculptor (1886-1970). Copies of letters received, 1952-1964; exhibition notices and photographs of work; manuscript 'Laws of Proportion', 1964; also published materials.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Rollin Crampton (1886-1970) was an American painter and illustrator known for his geometric abstractions.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Crampton studied at Yale University School of Fine Arts and won a scholarship from the Art Student's League. In 1936 he was appointed mural supervisor for the New York City Art Project. He was the recipient of two Purchase Prizes (SUNY New Paltz and Lousiana State University); his work was exhibited at museums and galleries across the country (including the Museum of Modern Art) and is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Albright Gallery.
The Rollin Crampton Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, and published material.
Biographical material contains a biographical sketch by Crampton for the Program Director of the Longview Foundation.
Correspondence is incoming only; the majority are photostats, not originals. Included in the photostats are letters from art critic Clement Greenberg and artist Jackson Pollock.
Subject files contains exhibit notices, a genealogy of Mrs. Crampton, and photographs of Crampton, his work, and others.
Manuscripts contains a one-page manuscript entitled "Laws of proportion."
Published material consists of a newspaper and magazine clippings about Crampton and his work.
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Special Collections Research Center has the papers of more than one hundred painters, illustrators, and other artists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Rollin Crampton Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Rollin Crampton, 1964-1968.
Created by: -
Date: Apr 1967
Revision history: 12 Jan 2010 - converted to EAD (MRC)
|Box 1||E-R 1952, 1954, 1960-1961, 1964, undated|
|Box 1||Greenberg, Clement 1960 - photostat|
|Box 1||Pollock, Jackson undated - letter about Crampton; photostat|
|Box 1||Unidentified 1952-1954, undated - photostat|
|Box 1||Exhibit notices 1945, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1959-1960, undated|
|Box 1||Genealogy of wife undated|
|Box 1||of Crampton undated|
|Box 1||of others undated|
|Box 1||of Crampton's work undated (2 folders)|
|Box 1||"Laws of proportion" 1964|
|Box 1||about Crampton and others, Art Digest 1959|
|Box 1||Photocopies 1954, 1959-1960, undated|
|Box 1||Newspaper, Hue and Cry 1945|
|Box 1||about Crampton and others 1951, 1960, undated|
|Box 1||Photocopies 1958-1960, undated|