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Charles Searles papers, 1953-2010

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Creator:
Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004
Subject:
Edmonds, Walt
Gordon, Russell Talbert
Spicer, Kathleen
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.9 linear feet
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:
The papers of sculptor and painter Charles Searles measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1953 to 2010. The collection documents his career through scattered biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, printed material, artwork, photographs, and a scrapbook.
Scattered biographical material includes legal papers, address books, transcripts, and awards. Correspondence includes correspondence with galleries, museums, and organizations. Personal business records consist of Searles' files on commissions, exhibitions, workshops and programs, and employment contracts. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, as well as printed material of interest to Searles, but not directly documenting his career. Artwork consists of sketches, designs, flyers, a portrait of Kathleen Spicer by Russell Gordon, and a portrait of Searles by K. Spicer. Photographs depict Searles, Searles' artwork, and artist Walt Edmonds. Scrapbooks consist of news clippings and loose material that was originally inserted in between the pages in no particular order.
Citation:
Charles Searles papers, 1953-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also at the Archives of American Art is an interview with Charles Searles conducted on June 13, 1991, by Cynthia Veloric, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Biography Note:
Charles Robert Searles (1937-2004) was a sculptor, painter, and muralist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 2012 by Kathleen Spicer Searles, Charles Searles' widow.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Muralists
Muralists
Painters
Painters
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sculptors
Sculptors
Sketches
Transcripts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16053
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)310299
AAA_collcode_searchar
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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