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Alexander Calder letters and photographs, 1927-1960

view Alexander Calder letters and photographs, 1927-1960 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976
Subject:
Thomson, George Derwent
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2 v. (55 items on partial microfilm reel)
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:
Two albums labeled "Letters" and "Calder," containing 31 letters and 15 postcards from Calder, 1927-1960, to George Thomson, 4 empty envelopes, 2 photographs of the Calder family, a Christmas card with a photograph of the Calder family, and an exhibition announcement for the Pierre Matisse Gallery. Calder, writing to Thomson in London from various locations, discusses his travel plans, work, and his hopes of seeing Thomson. A few of the letters are illustrated.
Citation:
Alexander Calder letters and photographs, 1927-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4781 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Sculptor; Roxbury, Ct. Thompson was a banker, London, England, and a friend of Calder and family.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn, presumably collectors.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Sculptors
Sculpture, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9707
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211962
AAA_collcode_caldallp
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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