263 West 11 Street, New York, N.Y. 10014*212 929-6657 May 12, 1975 Prof. William I. Homer, Chairman Department of Art History University of Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Dear Prof. Homer: I thought you might possibly be interested in the enclosed material on Yun Gee, a Chinese-American painter who produced an exceptional body of work during the '20s and early 30s but which fell into oblivion due to the unfortunate circumstances of Yun's life. There was some interest in Yun Gee's work during the Schoelkopf Gallery show (a third of the paintings on view were sold) but I afterwards withdrew the work from the art market as my daughter and I both felt that further sales would scatter the collection and make the possibility of having scholarship done more difficult. The body of work is small (about ^0 paintings in all and some drawings) and we are primarily concerned with museum exposure and not with sales. Yun was a dedicated painter and we are concerned with some recognition of his accomplishments and of having him placed in terms of his times. I am impressed with the very important work you are doing and would like very much to meet you. I will be in Philadelphia on Thursday, May 22, and would go on to Wilmington on Friday if you had a free moment to see me. If you are interested, I could bring with me a set of 4 x 5 color transparencies and a few small works on cardboard which would give you some idea of the direction: of the work. I know this is very notice in asking for an appointment but if it possible and you can let me know where I could reach you by phone, I would call so that we could arrange the time. If this is not convenient, I would come to Wilmington at any other time or, if you intend to be in New York, I would be very happy if you would visit. It would be a great privilege to meet you. Sincerely, Helen Gee (Mrs. Yun Gee)
William Innes Homer Papers. Georgia OKeeffe Museum Research Center Archives.
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