Carl Holty papers, circa 1860s-1972, (bulk 1940-1967)

Holty, Carl, b. 1900 d. 1973
Painter, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.8 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, writings, printed material and photographs documenting Holty's career as an abstract painter and painting teacher.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, writer; New York, N.Y. Member of American Abstract Artists and Audubon Artists.

Material on reels N68-93 and N68-105 were lent for microfilming and portions subsequently donated 1972 by Carl Holty; material on reel 670 was donated 1972 by Holty; material on reel 1625 was donated 1976 & 1977 by Charles Byrne, a friend of Holty's. Additional unmicrofilmed photographs donated in 2006 by Virginia Liles, Holty's biographer.

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Six interviews with Carl Holty (in addition to the one described in this finding aid) are available at the Archives of American Art. Three are oral histories conducted by the Archives of American Art, 1964-1968. The others are parts of interview collections accessioned by the Archives: Interviews relating to American Abstract Artists (Ruth Bowman), Anne Bowen Parsons collection of Interviews on Art, and Collette Roberts Interviews with Artists. In addition, substantial correspondence with Carl Holty is included among the Hilaire Hiler papers and Romare Bearden papers owned by the Archives of American Art.