George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk 1932-1978

Constant, George, b. 1892 d. 1978
Painter, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 4.6 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of modernist painter and printmaker George Constant measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932-1978. They consist of biographical material, inventories of artwork, sound recordings of interviews and statements on art, personal and business related correspondence, greeting cards, printed material, an exhibition-related video recording, and photographs of Constant, his family and friends, and his work. A small portion of the correspondence and printed materials are written in Greek.

Biographical/Historical Note: George Constant (1892-1978) was a painter from New York, N.Y.

The papers of George Constant were donated by the artist in 1969 and 1978. Additional materials were donated in 2001 and 2007 by his daughter Georgette Preston.

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