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Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester [microfilm], 1960-1963

Creator:
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973
Subject:
Lester, George B.
George Lester Gallery (Rome, Italy)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
21 items (microfilmed on partial 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:
Photocopies of letters to George Lester, owner of the George Lester Gallery in Rome, Italy. Smithson discusses paintings and other work he is sending to the gallery, art related news and other topics. Two of the letters are illustrated. Enclosures include one unsigned poem, a short biography of Smithson, lists of Smithson's paintings, and photographs taken in a photo booth of Smithson and his wife Nancy Holt.
Citation:
Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester [microfilm], 1960-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 5438 (fr. 1233-1397) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the possession of George Lester.
Biography Note:
Smithson was a sculptor, painter, New York, N.Y. Born 1938. Died 1973.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by George Lester.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Painters
Painting, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10490
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213914
AAA_collcode_smitrobe2
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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