2 Microfilm reels (877 items on 2 microfilm reels)
Scope and Contents:
The microfilm Albert Alcalay papers contain autobiographical and biographical writings; correspondence; teaching notes and lecture texts; and a scrapbook (1946-1970) containing printed materials about Alcalay's career and photographs of Alcalay and his paintings. Also included are price lists of work by Alcalay (1950s-1978); exhibition catalogs and announcements; and additional printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Alcalay (1917-2008) was an abstract expressionist painter and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. Alcalay was born in Paris to Serbian parents. During WWII, he was in the Yugoslavian army and was imprisoned as a prisoner of war. Once free, he settled in Rome and in 1951 he and his family moved to the United States. He was a 1959 Guggenheim fellow and taught at Harvard University from 1960 until 1982. He exhibited his work in many United States institutions, as well as abroad.
Also held at the Archives of American Art is the oral history interview with Albert Alcalay, 1979 January 17-October 19 conducted by Robert F. Brown.
Lent for microfilming 1978 by Albert Alcalay.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.