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Letters from Jerome Caja to Anna van der Meulen, 1995

Creator:
Caja, Jerome D., 1958-1995
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
7 items.
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:
Four letters and two postcards written to van der Meulen, Caja's closest friend and executor, during the final years of his life. Also included are Caja's handwritten "House Rules," coined by Caja for visitors coming into his studio/home.
Citation:
Letters from Jerome Caja to Anna van der Meulen, 1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter, sculptor; San Francisco, Calif. Caja grew up in Ohio, and studied at the Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University before enrolling at the San Francisco Art Institute. His art was an expression of his involvement in the flamboyant San Francisco drag queen community, using raw materials such as eyeliner, lipstick and nail polish.
Provenance:
Donated 1999 by Anna van der Meulen, friend and executor of Caja's estate.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Gay artists
Gay communities
Painters
Sculptors
Transvestites
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6252
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216576
AAA_collcode_cajajerl
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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