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Barbara and Jack McLarty papers

 Collection
Identifier: WUA067

Scope and Contents

The Barbara and Jack McLarty papers include photographs of Jack and Barbara McLarty and their family; photographs and slides of McLarty’s paintings and prints; exhibition flyers and newsletters advertising the Image Gallery. Some of these were donated from the personal collection of Roger Hull. Also included are materials from McLarty's time at the Museum art school, as well as correspondence and files on artists represented by the Image Gallery.

Dates

  • 1937-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographic Note

Jack McLarty (1919-2014) was a major Oregon modernist painter, with numerous works in the Hallie Ford Museum of Art collection. After graduating from Benson High School in Portland, he attended the Museum Art School and the American Artists School in New York City. He returned to Portland to teach for many years at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art). In 1961, he and his wife Barbara established the Image Gallery in Portland, one of the first Oregon galleries to deal in modern art.

Mclarty's work is said to have been influenced by his many trips to Mexico. Mediums include paint (oil, acrylic), print, and occasionally stained glass design and sculpture.

Barbara McLarty was born in Alberta, Canada in 1919 and moved to Oregon with her family as a child. She received her B.A. in Speech from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 1941. Since the early 1960s she has been actively involved in the Portland art scene. From 1961 to 1986, she operated the influential Image Gallery along with her husband.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

The Barbara and Jack McLarty papers include photographs of artwork shown in the Image Gallery, photographs of the McLarty family, and exhibition flyers. Also included are materials from McLarty's time at the Museum art school, as well as correspondence and files on artists represented by the Image Gallery.

Arrangement

The Barbara and Jack McLarty papers retain original order.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Roger Hull.
Title
Guide to Barbara and Jack McLarty papers, 1937-2008
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Christopher McFetridge.
Date
© 2014
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States