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Tim and Elise Ott Casper papers, 1945-1969

Creator:
Casper, Tim F., 1943-1964
Casper, Elise Ott, 1918-1997
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Papers of artist Tim Casper, whose artistic ability was detected at a young age and whose life was cut short in a tragic car accident at the age of 21, and those of his mother, Elise Ott Casper, regarding her son's artistic background and his work. Included are biographical information; letters from Casper to his mother; school art work; exhibition files and printed materials from Putney School, Vermont; family photographs and albums (mostly from travels); correspondence between Elise Ott Casper and Gerard Willem van Loon regarding Casper's artwork, his education, and personal matters, 1950-1969; and memorabilia.
Citation:
Tim and Elise Ott Casper papers, 1945-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Draughtsman, printmaker. Born May 23, 1943, Milwaukee, Wisc. Casper enrolled in art classes in Milwaukee from a young age. He attended the Putney School in Vermont for his high school years. He died in a car accident in 1963 after completing his freshman year studying art at NYU.
Provenance:
Bequest of Elise Ott Casper, mother of Tim Casper, in 1998.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photographs
Sketches
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6122
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216337
AAA_collcode_casptim
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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