NCFA Acquires Melzac Collection

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Twenty six new works are acquired by the National Collection of Fine Arts from the collection of Vincent Melzac of Alexandria, Virginia. Sixteen of these 20th-century paintings by major contemporary artists were donated by the collector and 10 were purchased by NCFA with trust funds from the Institution's Collections Acquisition Program. Included are works by Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, Morris Louis, Willem de Kooning, Milton Resnick, Kenneth Noland, and Gene Davis.


  • Melzac, Vincent
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," April 1980, p. 6.

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