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Bernard Langlais papers, 1950-2010

Creator:
Langlais, Bernard, 1921-1977
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
16.5 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Summary:
Biographical material, correspondence, legal and financial records, a lecture, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art, printed material, and audio visual material documenting the career of sculptor and painter, Bernard Langlais.
Citation:
Bernard Langlais papers, 1950-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
3 linear feet of the collection can be found on microfilm reels 859-860 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
microfilm reels 859-860 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Bernard Langlais (1921-1977) was a sculptor and painter in Cushing, Maine. Langlais, a French-Canadian and Indian native of Maine, attended the Corcoran School of Art, moved to New York, and became a close friend of many of the rising New York artists. Tiring of the New York competitive art scene, he returned to Maine, abandoned abstract painting, and achieved considerable success with monumental wooden outdoor sculpture.
Provenance:
Papers on reels 859-860 were lent for microfilming in 1974 by Langlais and subsequently donated 1997 with additional papers by Helen Friend Langlais, Langlais' widow. The bulk of the collection (13.5 linear feet) was donated 2015 by Colby College Museum of Art via Paige Doore, Curricular Registrar, who received the papers as a bequest from Helen Langlais.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Exhibition catalogs
Lectures
Painters
Painting
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sculptors
Sculpture
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7856
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210023
AAA_collcode_langbern
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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