Calder, Alexander, b. 1898 d. 1976
Active in New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.
Collection size: 2 v. (55 items on partial microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: Two albums labeled "Letters" and "Calder," containing 31 letters and 15 postcards from Calder, 1927-1960, to George Thomson, 4 empty envelopes, 2 photographs of the Calder family, a Christmas card with a photograph of the Calder family, and an exhibition announcement for the Pierre Matisse Gallery. Calder, writing to Thomson in London from various locations, discusses his travel plans, work, and his hopes of seeing Thomson. A few of the letters are illustrated.
Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Roxbury, Ct. Thompson was a banker, London, England, and a friend of Calder and family.
Donated 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn, presumably collectors.
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Also in the Archives
- Alexander Calder letter, 1962
- Alexander Calder papers, 1926-1967
- Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971 October 26
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to Calder, Alexander