Muriel Streeter Schwartz letters from Joseph Cornell, 1957-1963
Schwartz, Muriel Streeter, 1913-1995
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Two letters written by Joseph Cornell to Muriel Streeter Schwartz. In the first letter, 1957, Cornell describes the hanging of Schwartz's painting "over Robert's couch" and asks about her new work and her planned marriage. The second letter, 1963, describes a "pre-Easter experience" of a "Hudson River Scene" which evoked childhood memories and encloses a card quoting a sermon by John Donne and a magazine clipping displaying the word "idyll" and a nude woman posing with a young male deer.
Muriel Streeter Schwartz letters from Joseph Cornell, 1957-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 4283 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Schwartz, a painter, was a friend of assemblage artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972).
Donated 1989 by Muriel Streeter Levy Schwartz.
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