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1. Michael Zakian, Agnes Pelton Poet of Nature (Palm Springs, CA: Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1995), p. 121.

2. Margaret Stainer, "Agnes Pelton," In Rindfeisch, Jan. Staying Visible: The Importance of Archives (Cupertino, CA: Helen Euphrat Museum of Art, de Anza College, 1981), p. 8.

3. Raymond Jonson, letter to Agnes Pelton, 2 September 1933. Jonson Gallery Archives.

4. Zakian, p.123.

5. Raymond Jonson, letter to Agnes Pelton, 25 June 1945. Jonson Gallery Archives.

6. When Pelton died, she left no will. Her art works and belongings were sold through an estate sale that lasted over a period of one year. Garman tried to arrange for the purchase of the works, but neither Jonson nor he could raise sufficient funds. Garman was able to retrieve many of her records which he has donated to the Jonson Gallery Archives.

7. Annie Besant (1847-1933) was a political figure who worked in India and fought for Women's Rights. She was president of the International Theosophical Society and expanded its membership during her term.

8. Alfred Morang, "Abstract and Non-objective Painters, in Show at Museum, Are the Adventurers of Art," Santa Fe New Mexican, 4 June 1938.

9. Alfred Morang, "First Local Exhibition by the New Transcendental Painting Group," Santa Fe New Mexican, 19 May 1939.

10. Peggy Lee, "Jonson Explains Modernists, Transcendental Painters' Work," New Mexico Lobo, 22 April 1939.

11. Joseph Traugott and Cindy Leyba, NEA Oral History Interview with Florence Miller Pierce, Albuquerque, NM, 5 September 1991. p. 47. Jonson Gallery Archives.

12. MaLin Wilson, telephone interview with Florence Miller Pierce, 7 March 1988. Jonson Gallery Archives.

13. Betty A. Brown, "Florence Pierce," in Exposures, Women and Their Art (Pasadena, California: New Sage Press, 1989), p. 110 - 14. This biography was written in 1997.

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