6 scrapbooks; correspondence; clippings; writings; subject files on the International Sculpture Conference, a project called 20/20, Artists in Action, and the Houston Contemporary Artists and Models Ball, 1979; pencil sketches for an ice sculpture; clippings of cooking columns written by Long; copies of "Houston ArtScene" magazine and other printed materials.
Microfilm rolls 2890-2891 is available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Library), 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005, at the Detroit office of the AAA and through interlibrary loan.
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Bert L. Long Jr. (1940-2013) was born in Houston,TX. He has been judged as one of Texas's most important artists and gained world recognition during his lifetime. Self taught, he mastered a variety of mediums and won the National Endowment for the Arts grant (1987) and the Prix de Rome Fellowship (1990). During the 90's he worked extensively outside Texas, having studios in Rome, Italy and Spain. He described his paintings as a "quest to the inner self".
Bert initiated the Project Row Houses movement along with six other African-American artists. His work is collected nationally and internationally at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Art Museum, Museum Fine Arts Houston, Instituto de Bachillerato in Spain, among others.
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Glasstire, Bert Long Texas Art Paradigm, 1940-2013,
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Lent for microfilming 1983 by Bert L. Long, Jr. Originals returned to Bert L. Long, Jr. after microfilming.
Note: The Bert L. Long, Jr. Papers were microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing the Long papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, the Long papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.