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Charles Keller papers, 1937-1982

Creator:
Keller, Charles, 1914-
Subject:
Kent, Rockwell
Reinhardt, Ad
Sternberg, Harry
White, Charles
Artists League of America
United American Artists
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts
Workshop of Graphic Art (New York, N.Y.)
Young American Artists Association
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, sketches, teaching files, files on organizations to which Keller belonged, printed material, photographs, and a video on Keller.
REELS 7-8: Files kept by Keller on art organizations, including Artists' League of America, Section of Fine Arts of the Public Buildings Administration, United American Artists, Workshop of Graphic Art, and Young American Artists Association. Files contain letters received, newsletters, bulletins, and business records.
REEL 5141: Résumé; passports; correspondence, including letters from family, friends Rockwell Kent, Ad Reinhardt, Harry Sternberg, Charles White, others, and galleries, letters regarding Keller's studio in Rome; writings and notes; sketches by Keller for a book by Henry Kraus, In a City was a Garden; exhibition catalogs and announcements, guest lists and a guest book; Keller's political cartoons from the Daily World, and other reproductions of Keller's work; notes about Keller's teaching at the Workshop School of Commercial Art, New York City; photographs and slides of Keller and his work; a videorecording, "Charles Keller at Home," filmed in conjunction with an exhibition at the Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1980; clippings; and miscellany.
Citation:
Charles Keller papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 7-8 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 7-8: Originals returned to lender, Ted Davis, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter and illustrator; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels 7-8 lent for microfilming 1969 by Ted Davis who occupied Keller's studio after Keller. Materials on reel 5141 donated 1978-1984 by Charles Keller.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Graphic arts
Illustrators
Painters
Political cartoons
Video recordings
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208479
AAA_collcode_kellchar
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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