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Carl Hancock art collection

Carl Hancock art collection

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Finding aid for the Carl Hancock art collection

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

September 29, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-21T09:38-0600
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Hancock, James Carl, 1898-1966
Title: Carl Hancock art collection
Dates: 1930-ca.1935
Quantity: 1.3 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection includes a book containing original sketches, drypoints and etchings, and a portfolio containing etchings and drypoints.
Identification: BC.MSS.99.05
Language: English

Arrangement

This small collection is contained in one box and is arranged in no particular order.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a book containing original sketches, drypoints and etchings, and a portfolio containing etchings and drypoints.


Biographical Information

James Carl Hancock was born in Springville, Tennessee, in 1898, to E. M. and Myrtle Hancock. The family moved to Arkansas, in the early 1900s, and Carl Hancock attended school in Brinkley and Stuttgart. He moved to the Little Rock area in 1917, and was a long-time resident of North Little Rock.

Hancock was a self-taught etcher, designer, painter, and commercial artist. He sketched many scenes and architectural subjects in and around Little Rock, Arkansas, Memphis, Tennessee, New Orleans and St. Francisville, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi. He produced many works of a commercial nature, including souvenir sketches and Christmas cards. Hancock was author and illustrator of New Orleans Etchings, Drypoints and Sketches, published in 1938.

Carl Hancock was a member of the Southern States Art League, the Southern Printmakers Society, and the Mississippi Art Association. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art (1947 and 1959,) Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975, and Who is Who in Arkansas, by Bessie Butler Allard. He died in January 1966.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Artists -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Hancock, James Carl, 1898-1966

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carl Hancock art collection, MSS.99.05, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Hancock family, 1999


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