Painter, Educator, Sculptor
New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Millwood, NY
Collection size: 1.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence, education files, photographs of works of art, writings, and printed material regarding the career of Elaine Galen as a multi-media artist and educator. Correspondence is between Galen and museums regarding donations and exhibitions as well as letters of recommendation from colleagues. Materials relating to Galen's academic career include her dissertation proposal and various syllabi. Photographs are of Galen's works of art. Writings include a book by Galen entitled "Gift of the Negev: an Artist's Journey". Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor, and educator, Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Galen is a multi-media painter whose work is inspired by nature, her emotions, and her faith. Though she began in the Abstract Expressionist style, her work quickly took on its own style, using the painting process to highlight the mystical, the surreal, and the spiritual.
Donated 2007 by Elaine Galen.