Ed Colker papers, 1946-2011

Colker, Ed, b. 1927
Painter, Graphic designer, Poet
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.; Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

Collection size: 3.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, printed material, and audio visual material relating to the career of Ed Colker.

Biographical material includes resumes, awards, a diploma (photocopy), caricatures (printed), and U.S. Army commendation. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings include manuscripts of proposed books by Colker. Subject files relate to professional activities, employment, and teaching, Haybarn Press editions, projects, educational institutions, galleries and museums, organizations, printmaking, and book arts. Photographs are of Colker, Elaine Galen, Colker's family, and Colker with artists and friends, and artwork by Colker and others. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, school catalogs, clippings and articles, and press releases, mostly relating to Colker.

Audio visual material includes audio cassettes and VHS interviews, lectures and performances by and relating to Colker.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ed Colker (1927- ) is a printmaker, educator, poet, and administrator active in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. He is married to artist Elaine Galen and resides in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Colker founded the not-for-profit fine art publisher Haybarn Press studio.

Donated 1991 and 2013 by Ed Colker.

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