Alfred Leslie papers, 1959-1962

Leslie, Alfred, b. 1927
Painter, Editor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Mostly correspondence from friends and associates concerning Leslie's painting and his editorship of THE HASTY PAPERS, 1960, including letters from Gregory Corso, Sam Francis, Allen Ginsberg, Sam Hunter, Norman Mailer, Marianne Moore, and Boris Pasternak. Also included are manuscript articles and galley sheets.

Biographical/Historical Note: Alfred Leslie (b. 1927) is a painter, editor; New York, N.Y. Leslie Painted in a style he called "confrontational art" which involves a direct realism intended to grab the viewer's attention and deliver a message almost didactic and persuasive in its tone. He was the editor of the avant-garde literary review THE HASTY PAPERS.

Lent for microfilming 1966 by Alfred Leslie. Later that year, a fire destroyed Leslie's studio, including his art works as well as much of the papers he lent for microfilming.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reels D208-D209 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.
  • ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Also in the Archives