Seymour Gresser Papers
Scope and Content
Correspondence of a literary nature to Gresser. Correspondents include: Kenneth Burke, Cid Corman, Constance W. (Mrs. Charles) Olson, Robert Payne, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate and Yvor Winters.
The collection is open and available for research.
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Seymour Gresser “Sy” was born 9 May 1926, in Baltimore, MD, the son of Simon Solomon and Sara (Williams) Gresser. Educated at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Washington, D.C. (1949-1950), George Washington University (1950-1953), and University of Maryland (B.S., 1949, M.A., 1972). Gresser served in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a radio operator (1944-1946).
He has received an Organization of American States fellowship for 1960-1961. Gresser has been a sculptor and writer and employed in various positions, including doing research on American Indians, technical writing and editing, and teaching art. He has been an Instructor in sculpture, Sculptor's Studio (evenings, 1958-63), and Paint Branch Unitarian Church, sculptor-in-residence at Yale University (1969). His work has been exhibited in one-man shows and group exhibitions in U.S., Europe, and Mexico since 1951, including Smithsonian Exhibition, 1952; Washington Irving Gallery, New York, NY, 1956, San Angel Exhibition, Mexico, 1960, Capricorn Gallery, New York, NY, 1967, Harvard University, 1971, Fordham University, Berkeley Center at Yale University, and Athena Gallery, New Haven, CT.
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Seymour “Sy” Gresser was born 9 May 1926, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Simon Solomon and Sara (Williams) Gresser. Educated at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Washington, D.C., (student, 1949-50), George Washington University (student, 1950-53), and University of Maryland (B.S., 1949, M.A., 1972).
The collection was donated by Mr. Gresser in stages between 1979-1980.
- Seymour Gresser Papers
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- 2000 April
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