Albert Christ-Janer papers, 1940-1980

Christ-Janer, Albert, b. 1910 d. 1973
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Athens, Ga.

Collection size: 52.9 linear feet

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; diaries and daybooks; financial and estate records; and printed material.

Correspondence with colleagues, artists, political and literary figures, university administrators, arts organizations, publishers, and others; photographs; diaries and day books; financial and estate records; printed material; writings, including lecture materials and files on Christ-Janer's books, including Modern Church Architecture, 1962, George Caleb Bingham, 1975, Boardman Robinson, 1946, Eliel Saarinen, 1948, Forms, 1968, and American Hymns Old and New; files kept during Christ-Janer's tenures at the University of Georgia and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York; files on the Century Association of New York, the Chicago Arts Center, Guggenheim Foundation, Tamarind Institute; and a complete set of his prints and llthographs. Among the correspondents are Harry Abrams, Jimmy Carter, Lamar Dodd, Walter Hamaday, Carl Milles, Gore Vidal, and Robert Penn Warren.

ADDITION: Christmas cards from artists; exhibition catalogs; files regarding his writings on American art and architecture.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker, museum director, and writer; Athens, Georgia.

Donated by Virginia Christ-Janer, Albert Christ-Janer's widow, 1980-1981 and 1994.

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