Alexander Calder letters and photographs, 1927-1960

Calder, Alexander, b. 1898 d. 1976
Sculptor
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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