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Barbara Swan letters to Rosalind and Edwin Miller, 1961-1991

Creator:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Subject:
Chaet, Bernard
Fink, Aaron
Fink, Alan
Fink, Joanna Elizabeth
Gustin, Dan
Miller, Edwin Haviland
Miller, Rosalind S.
Milton, Peter Winslow
Sexton, Anne
Stevovich, Andrew
Alpha Gallery (Boston, Mass.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.8 linear ft. (microfilmed on 1 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:
Swan, writing to her friends Rosalind and Edwin Miller, discusses her husband Alan Fink's positions as an art dealer and owner of the Alpha Gallery in Boston, mentioning artists Milton Avery, Gregory Gillespie, Don Gustin, Ellsworth Kelly, Boris Mirski, and Andy Stevovich. She writes also about her son Aaron's art career and daughter Joanna's career as assistant to Alan, her health problems dealing with lupus, family vacations and activities with Swan's mother and aunt, Peter and Edith Milton, and Bernard and Ninion Chaet, her numerous trips to New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for various art openings; and her friendship with poet Anne Sexton.
Other topics include her painting career, including illustrating Sexton's versions of Grimm's fairytales, portraits of various friends and commissions, exhibitions, painting style, and inspirations for her bottle and quarry reflection paintings.
Citation:
Barbara Swan letters to Rosalind and Edwin Miller, 1961-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4882 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Swan, a painter, draftsman, and lithographer from Boston, Mass., was friends of Rosalind Miller, a professor of psychiatric social work at Columbia University, and Edwin Miller, a Walt Whitman scholar and biographer of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Millers are collectors of American textiles.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Rosalind Miller.
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214605
AAA_collcode_swanbarb
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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