Sample Inquiry Letters:

"response to author on copying essays for OCR"


Volunteers write email letters on behalf of TFAO from their own computers using their personal email addresses. The following letter may be used as a template for sending a letter to an author of an article or essay in instances where the author wants to know how paper copies of texts are to be sent to connection with future publication in Resource Library.


Subject: letter inviting art dealers to submit artist biographies


TFAO seeks biographies of deceased American artists whose works have been exhibited in American art museums. Do you have a biography to contribute? To learn how please see <>.

TFAO's website is the world's most visited site devoted to American art. TFAO is constantly publishing related biographies in TFAO's Resource Library.

Other essays are also of interest. Galleries including:

California Art Gallery
Debra Force Fine Art. Inc.
Eaton Fine Art
Hackett-Freedman Gallery
Kennedy Galleries, Inc.
Medicine Man Gallery, Inc.
Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Overland Gallery of Fine Art
Owen Gallery
Robert L. Parsons Fine Art
Pierce Galleries, Inc.
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery

have given permissions for TFAO to reprint essays from their catalogues. Benefits of this service may be found at <>.

Best regards,


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