Gregory Ivy Papers
Scope and Contents
The Gregory Ivy Papers date from 1910 to 1999 and contain correspondence, photographs, publications, and clippings.
- 1910 - 1999
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Biographical or Historical Information
Gregory Ivy (1904-1985) was chairman of the art department at Woman's College (now UNCG) from 1935 to 1961. He was born in Clarksburg, Missouri, graduated from the State Teachers College of Central Missouri at Warrensburg in 1928 with a bachelor's degree in art and agriculture, and in 1932 received a master's degree in art from Columbia University. He also did postgraduate work at New York University.
As chairman of the art department at WC, Ivy introduced the state of North Carolina to contemporary painting, and under his leadership, the department acquired a national reputation. For many years, WC was the only college offering bachelor's and master's degrees in painting. Ivy was also instrumental in establishing the Weatherspoon Art Gallery and the Weatherspoon Art Guild.
Ivy served in the Camouflage School of the US Army during world War II. He left Woman's College in 1961 and joined the firm of Loewenstein and Atkinson as design coordinator, and later served as professor of art at California State University, Fullerton, from 1965 to 1971 (and served as chairman of the department from 1965 to 1967). Ivy retired and moved to Missouri in 1971.
1.40 Linear Feet (4 boxes (2 unprocessed))
Language of Materials
Gregory Ivy (1904-1985) was chairman of the art department at Woman's College (now UNCG) from 1935 to 1961. The Gregory Ivy Papers date from 1910 to 1999 and contain correspondence, photographs, publications, and clippings.
Method of Acquisition
Given by Mackey Bane, May 2003.
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- Art -- Study and teaching -- United States
- Art in universities and colleges
- Art, Modern
- Arts -- North Carolina -- Greensboro -- History -- 20th century
- Ivy, Gregory D. (Gregory Dowler Ivy), 1904-1985
- Weatherspoon Art Gallery
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina -- Faculty
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina -- History
- Gregory Ivy Papers
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