Collection size: 12.9 linear feet
Collection Summary: Subject files, correspondence, artists' statements, a sketchbook, photographs, writings on Hanson, financial records and printed material documenting Hanson's career as a sculptor and his twenty year relationship with his New York dealer Ivan Karp of the O.K. Harris Gallery. Subject files contain personal and business correspondence on exhibitions, publications, commissions and speaking engagements. Also included are files on materials, technique, supplies, and repairs. Correspondents include Hanson's father Dewey O. Hanson, Martin Bush, Eleanor Mikus, Luis Jimenez, John Rood, Ed and Nancy Kienholz, Sherry Rubin, Richard Thorpe McLean, Richard Estes, John Baeder, Doug Young, Ralph Goings, Donald Celendar, Stuart Rudrick, Mary E. Wallace, and Ivan Karp. Also included is "fan mail", letters from family and friends, as well as one letter from Anita McBride, assitant to President George W. Bush. Three photographs and 17 contact sheets are of Hanson in his studio with his works of art. Financial records include income tax returns and an account book.
Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Florida; b. 1925; d. 1996.
Donated 1997 and 2007 by Welsa Hanson, Hanson's widow. Additions are expected.
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