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Alvin Gittins    
    Alvin Gittins (1922 - 1981)

This web site has been put together as a research tool to help flesh out the sketchy archive information for a book on Alvin Gittins. You are invited with grateful thanks from the author to correct or add information on any of the "mystery" images that are purported to be his work. Profound thanks go to those who have shared their digital collections.

More details are needed for the list of Gittins's works:
If the painting or drawing is one of Gittins's class demonstrations, title of course and semester/year would be truly appreciated. Verifiable information or suggestions can be emailed to the author Elizabeth Peterson at elizabeth.peterson@utah.edu. Alternatively, regular mail can be sent to Elizabeth Peterson at the University of Utah, Department of Art and Art History, 375 S 1530 E RM 161, Salt Lake City UT 84112-0380.

(Continuous updates throughout the research will minimize duplication of efforts)

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What is gleaned from records

 

1
anastasiou
Andre K. Anastasiou, Jr. Signed and dated 1951. Oil
2
couple
Couple. Ca. 1974. Oil
3
amerindian
Hispanic Woman of San Miguel de Allende. May 1967. Oil
4
woman student
Woman Student (Marjorie). Summer 1967. Pastel. Private Collection
5
hair combing
After the Bath. Ca. 1959. Oil. Private Collection
6
woman_model
Backturned Woman Walks Away. Signed and dated 1956. Oil
7
rd_bennett
Drawing labeled Richard Dyer Bennett. Signed and dated 1960. Pastel
8
brunette combs hair
Confidences. Ca. 1957. Oil. Iron City School District
9
clothed woman lying prone
Clothed Woman Lying Prone (Marjorie). Signed and dated 1957. Pastel
10
girl in red vest
Girl in a Red Vest. Ca. 1949? Oil
11
ralph hunter bailey
Ralph Hunter Bailey. Signed and dated 1951. Oil
12
joann
"Jo Ann" is written on the face of the drawing. Signed and dated 1949.
13
june
The photo of the painting is labeled "June". Ca. 1948. Oil
14
old man with laundry
Old man and girl with laundry. Title may be "Dispossessed". Signed and dated 1951. Oil
15
bust of black man

Head of a Black Man. Title may be "Black Panther". Undated? Oil

16
man with mustache
Man with a Mustache. Ca. 1949. Oil.
17
man plays guitar
Youth plays guitar. Signed and dated 1967. Pastel
18
scholar
The title may be "Scholar". Ca. 1946. Oil
19
weightlifter
Title may be "Achondroplastic Superman". Signed and dated 1961. Pastel
20
hirsute man
Work may be entitled "Hirsute Man". Signed and dated 1960. Pastel

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