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Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs and slides, sketches, exhibition and teaching files, transcripts of interviews, business records, printed material and miscellaneous.
Personal and business correspondence, primarily related to commissions; letters to Bladen's mother, 1940-1954; correspondence with his sister Kitty Carson, Paul Corrigan, Lance Hart, Kenneth Rexroth, and others; notes and unpublished writings, include typescripts of draft version of transcript of interview with Bladen and others, and typescripts of published work on the artist by Bill Berkson, Larry Deyab and others. Photographs and slides are of Bladen's fanily and friends as well as works of art and exhibition installations. Printed material includes invitations, announcements, catalogs, newspaper and periodical clippings regarding Bladen's exhibitions, as well as reproductions and posters, including an exhibition poster for Bladen's exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld. Also included are miscellaneous items related to Bladen's companion, Connie Reyes.
Ronald Bladen papers, 1918-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter and sculptor; New York City
Donated 1980 by Ronald Bladen, and in 1999 and 2000 by Connie Reyes, Bladen's longtime companion and executor. Additions are expected.
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