Ballard Hartwell Cabell collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes scrapbooks, memorabilia, and personal items belonging to Cabell.
- Cabell, Ballard Hartwell, 1915-1980 (Person)
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
Ballard Hartwell Cabell (1915-1980) was the only the son of Priscilla Bradley Sheppard and James Branch Cabell. He received instruction in painting both in Richmond and at St. Augustine, Florida and began to publically show his art work in the early 1950s. His medium was gouache, a technique of painting with opaque colors ground in water and mixed with gum. His paintings were known for their rich color and texture, expressed in a free abstract expressionist style. His step mother, Mrs. Margaret Freeman Cabell encouraged his work and helped arrange exhibitions of his art. He died May 8, 1980.
1.3 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Collection is in alphabetical order.
- A Guide to the Ballard Hartwell Cabell collection, 1915-1960s
- B. Pittman and Heather Foster
- 2002 By Virginia Commonwealth University. All rights reserved.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the VCU James Branch Cabell Library Repository
Special Collections and Archives 901 Park Avenue
Richmond Virginia 23284 USA US