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The papers or curator and writer John Caldwell measure 1.7 linear feet and date circa 1909 to 1996. The collection documents Caldwell's life and career through a variety of materials, such as biographical material including legal papers relating to the Caldwell Estate, letters from friends and colleagues, writings by Caldwell such as a draft version of a speech and draft essays, printed material including articles written by Caldwell for the New York Times, photographs of Caldwell, family members, dealers, donors, and artists, as well as a video recording documenting the 1985 Carnegie International.
John Caldwell papers, circa 1909-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
John Caldwell (1941-1993) was a curator and writer from Pittsburgh, Pa. and San Francisco, Calif. Caldwell was a critic for the New York Times, curator of contemporary art for the Carnegie Museum of Art, and a curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Donated 2002 by the John Caldwell estate, via Joan Witek, executrix of the estate of John Caldwell.
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