Barbara Brooks Morgan (1900-1992) was an accomplished designer, author, artist, and photographer. She is best known for her
photographs of American modern dancers, among them, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Pearl Primus, Jose Limon, and Charles Weidman.
She attended UCLA and was on the art faculty there. This collection contains exhibit announcements, invitations, catalogs,
price lists at various galleries and museums. It also includes magazine articles about her, miscellaneous brochures, and books
and booklets which include her photographs.
Barbara Brooks Morgan was born in Buffalo, Kansas on July 8, 1900, but grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She attended UCLA from
1919 to 1923, and later joined the art faculty (1925-30). She married Willard D. Morgan (ca. 1925) and relocated to New York
(1930). After the birth of her two sons, Douglas (1932) and Lloyd (1935), she began to concentrate on her photography career.
An accomplished designer, author, artist, and photographer, she is best known for her photographs of American modern dancers,
among them, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Pearl Primus, Jose Limon, and Charles Weidman. She contributed articles and reviews
to various publications and published several books including, Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs (1941), Summer's Children: A Photographic Cycle of Life at Camp about Camp Treetops (1951), and A Collection of Material about Barbara Morgan (1972), as well as having a photo in Family of Man (1955). She died August 18, 1992 in Scarsdale, NY.
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
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