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Biographical material; correspondence, 1929-1969; diaries; travel journal; daily journals; photographs of Aldrin and his paintings; a list of prints by Aldrin; newspaper clippings; articles; and exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Anders Aldrin papers, [ca. 1929-1980]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter, printmaker; Los Angeles, Calif. Aldrin was born in Sternsfor, Varmland, Sweden. He immigrated to the United States in 1911, first to Chicago before settling in Minneapolis. After WWI, he moved to Prescott, Arizona and then in 1923 to Los Angeles where he stayed until his death in 1970. He attended Otis Art Institute from 1923-1927, Santa Barbara School of the Arts from 1927-1930, and six months at California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1929.
Papers donated by Vincent Aldrin, Anders Aldrin's son, in 1994, who received portions from the Aldrin estate from Betty Bentley (his sister); Inez Kimble (his sister); and Margaret Cromer (collector and friend of Aldrin's), prior to the donation.
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