Alexander Stoller papers, 1919-1996

Stoller, Alexander, b. 1902 d. 1994
Active in Mass.

Collection size: 1.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on one reel)

Collection Summary: Sketchbooks; portfolio of works of art on paper and one on canvas; slides (many by Don Victor) and photographs of Stoller and of his works of art (including one by Man Ray); address book; scrapbooks; newspaper clippings; printed material; price lists and receipts; advertisements and project files. Project Files include Stoller's John F. Kennedy bust at the Museum of Franco-American Friendship; The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens; "The Torso" at the Williams College Museum of Art; "Samothrace in Paris, 1944" at the U.S. Embassy in Paris; The Saratoga Racetrack; and the Williamsville Inn and Sculpture Garden. Also included is a file on Stoller's wife, Brier Wright Stoller, aka Lily Paget, and a two-part video of an interview with Brier (Pt. I) and footage of Stoller's works narrated by Brier (Pt. II). Approximately 15 documents received with this collection are microfilmed on AAA microfilm reel 1182.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Housatonic, Mass.

Donated 2003 by Linda Wesselman Jackson. Members of the Stoller family gave works of art along with these papers to Chesterwood with the understanding that these papers would be forwarded to the Archives of American Art. Stoller lent 29 items in 1976, which were microfilmed on reel 1182; included in the 2003 estate donation are approximately half of the documents previously lent.

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  • 29 items (mostly photographs and clippings): 35 mm microfilm reel 1182 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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