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Prentiss Taylor Papers

Summary Information
Title: Prentiss Taylor Papers
Dates: undated
Creator: Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-
Extent: 5 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1519
Collection contains two black and white lithographs and three poems with colored decorations.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Miscellaneous original art,

Biographical Sketch

Prentiss Taylor was born 1907 in Washington, D.C. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City and became a noted landscape painter. He spent four months in Charleston, South Carolina in 1933 doing sketches of rundown buildings. Working for the W.P.A., he made a series of lithographs from these drawings. He was also an illustrator about stories of blacks in the South. He served as president of the Society of Washington Printmakers for 34 years and did pioneering work in art theorapy with mental patients at Washington hospitals. He died in 1991.

Biographical Source: , 2008 , 2008

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains two black and white lithographs and three poems by Ben Wasson with colored decorations

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Miscellaneous original art  
Box M. C. 1157
Black and white lithographs (2 p.)  Box M. C. 1157
Poems by Ben Wasson with colored decorations (3 p.)  Box M. C. 1157