David Von Schlegell papers, 1914-1993

Von Schlegell, David, b. 1920 d. 1992
Painter, Educator, Sculptor
Active in Conn.

Collection size: 9.9 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical data, correspondence, notebooks, notes, writings, art work, sketchbooks, files, photographs, slides, sound recordings, and printed material.

Included are biographical documents; correspondence with dealers, museums and others; numerous sketches; sketchbooks; working and presentation drawings; monoprints; photographs of Von Schlegell, his family, his father William Von Schlegell, and his work; albums of slides; files on Yale University and a Pace gallery exhibition, 1983; studio plans; bills for supplies; studies for a commission proposal; site plans; blueprints; exhibition material; clippings; writings by Von Schlegell and others; and legal and financial material;

a diary kept by Von Schlegell's mother, Alice, 1914; and material relating to his father, William Von Schlegell, including a sound recording with transcript, 1991, of a talk about his work, biographical data, portfolio of sketches, a drawing of him, photographs of his work, a typescript of "Theories of Color," a priced checklist and catalog for a posthumous exhibition, letters to David about his father's work, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, painter, educator; New Haven, Conn.

Donated 1993 by Susan Von Schlegell, widow of David Von Schlegell. Additions are expected.

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