Dean Fausett subject files, correspondence, and other papers, undated
Scope and Contents note
Much of the collection is composed of subject files, labeled and in the order in which they arrived at the repository. The files cover subjects such as different museums and art organizations, people and correspondence, and everyday files regarding taxes and bills. The personal papers of Dean Fausett also contain a significant number of photographs, many capturing Dean while painting, others posed shots of Dean and acquaintances, and others landscapes.
Following the subject files, correspondence, and other papers of Dean are two more series. One contains transparencies of approximately two hundred of Dean's art pieces while the other is comprised of five color lithographs.
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Dean Fausett papers and photographs must be obtained from theSupervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
William Dean Fausett was born in Price, Utah, on July 4, 1913 as one of George A. Fausett and Helen Josephine Bryner Fausett's eight childern. His older brother Lynn (born 1894) studied art and encouraged Dean to study it as well. Dean did study it, attending Brigham Young University, Beaux Arts Institute of Architectural Education, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Eastern Illinois University. Many of Dean's paintings focus on the American West and he is perhaps best known for these.
He recieved the Carnegie International Prize, and his works are featured in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Fine Art, and the New York City Museum of Fine Art.
Dean died on December 13, 1998 in Vermont.
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids note
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2155.xml
- Fausett, Dean, 1913-1998 (creator, Person)
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States