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WVRHC Subject Guides: West Virginia Artists

Archival Collections

Virginia B. Evans, Artist, Papers Papers and artwork of Virginia B. Evans, a landscape painter and glassware designer of the upper Ohio Valley.

Blanche Lazzell, Artist, Papers Photographs, postcards, engravings, sketches, correspondence, pamphlets, art tools, recipes and newspaper clippings belonging to Blanche Lazzell, a West Virginia born leading American artist of the inter-war years. The collection reflects her development as an artist from her student days at West Virginia University to the end of the Korean War.

Alvena V. Seckar, Author and Artist, Artwork and Papers Correspondence, 1954-1968, typescripts, class notes, course outlines, clippings, pamphlets, paintings, and photographs of an artist and author.

David Hunter Strother, Artist, Artwork and Papers Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, memorabilia, photographs, journals, drawings, and sketchbooks of a nineteenth century illustrator and writer for HARPERS MAGAZINE whose pseudonym, "Porte Crayon", was a household word

Malcolm Davis, Artist, Papers Papers of Malcolm Davis, noted potter and ceramic artist.

Grace Martin Taylor, Artist, Papers Papers of West Virginia artist Grace Martin Taylor (1903-1995) include papers, news clippings, programs, photos, certificates, and artwork of West Virginia artist.

Josephine Mather Aull, Artist, Photographs of Art Work Photographs of the artwork (including sculpture, paintings, drawings, screens, and murals) of Josephine Mather Aull (1908-1971), a member of the WVU faculty and Morgantown artist.

Oral History Collection

333. ALVENA V. SECKAR. Morgantown, Monongalia County, WV, 24 April 1974. An interview with West Virginia artist Alvena Seckar conducted by George P. Parkinson and John Clarkson. Ms Seckar discusses her philosophy of art, her education in McMenchen, WV, and at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. She discusses her marriage of ten years, her divorce and her ideas about religion. She recounts her long career in the arts mentions artists whom she has met or been influenced by, and talks about the the influence of her heritage in her work. Two reels (7") 3 3/4ips, notes available. (R405‐406)