Speight, Francis, 1896-1989

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Francis Speight was born in North Carolina, and fought in World War I. He was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and later taught at the Academy for many years. He made his name as a realist, painting gritty landscapes of suburban Philadelphia and the mill towns of Manayunk and Conshocken. He preferred to paint on location, and won several local and national awards for his work. Late in his career he moved to Greenville, North Carolina, to serve as artist-in-residence at East Carolina University.

From the description of Francis Speight letter to Dr. Dixon, 1954 July 26. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 71790539

Francis Speight, b. 1896, Painter of Philadelphia, Pa.

Born in North Carolina.

From the description of Oral history interview with Francis Speight, 1987 Apr. 4-5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397362

Painter; Philadelphia, Pa.

Born in North Carolina.

From the description of Francis Speight interviews, 1987 Apr. 4-1987 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220186916

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referencedIn Speight, Francis, 1896-1989 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Speight, Francis, 1896-1989. Francis Speight letter to Dr. Dixon, 1954 July 26. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Smith, Claiborne T. Claiborne T. Smith papers, 1682-1998. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Rohrer, Warren. Warren Rohrer interviews, 1989 Mar. 9-June 1. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Graves, Mary deB. (Mary de Berniere), 1886-1950. [Material about North Carolina artists]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Weidner, Roswell T., 1911-. Roswell Weidner interviews, 1989 July 20-July 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf SPEIGHT, FRANCIS. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Speight, Francis, 1896-1989. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Speight, Francis, 1896-. Oral history interview with Francis Speight, 1987 Apr. 4-5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Speight, Francis, 1896-1989. Francis Speight interviews, 1987 Apr. 4-1987 Apr. 5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Swanson, Mary Elizabeth. Living North Carolina poets, 1923. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Speight, Francis, 1896-1989. Francis Speight : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Rohrer, Warren. Oral history interview with Warren Rohrer, 1989 Mar. 9-June 1. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Weidner, Roswell T., 1911-. Oral history interview with Roswell Weidner, 1989 July 20-27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Igoe, Lynn, 1937-. [Ephemera on North Carolina artists]. Part 1 of 2: Artists: S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn East Carolina University. Office of the Chancellor. Chancellor's office records. Scrapbook file. University scrapbook file, 1960-1978. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
creatorOf Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee Speight papers, 1862-1990s. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Warren, Rebecca Drane. Rebecca Drane Warren papers, 1967-2004. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Speight, Francis, 1896-1989. [Francis Speight : artist file] Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library & Archives, DIA Research Library & Archives
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associatedWith Blakeslee, Sarah Jane, 1912- person
associatedWith Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry), 1870-1937. person
associatedWith Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952. person
associatedWith Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library & Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Dixon, Harold E. person
associatedWith East Carolina University. Office of the Chancellor. corporateBody
associatedWith Garber, Daniel, 1880- person
associatedWith Graves, Mary deB. (Mary de Berniere), 1886-1950. person
associatedWith John Herron Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942. person
associatedWith McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942. person
associatedWith Milch Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Pittman, Hobson, 1900-1972. person
associatedWith Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972. person
associatedWith Rohrer, Warren person
associatedWith Sartain, Harriet, 1873-1957. person
associatedWith Sellin, David person
associatedWith Smith, Claiborne T. person
associatedWith Swanson, Mary Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Warren, Rebecca Drane. person
associatedWith Weidner, Roswell T., 1911- person
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Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
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Painters--Interviews
Painters--20th century--Correspondence
Art, American
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
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Birth 1896-09-11

Death 1989-11-14

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