Merillat, H. C. L. (Herbert Christian Laing),
Collection size: 9 items.
Collection Summary: Eight letters, 1973, concerning the sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, written in connection with Merillat's book, Modern Sculpture, the New Old Masters (1974). Included are carbons of letters from Merrillat to John Thacher, Gerald Nordland and Lincoln Kirstein, two from Kirstein to Merillat, and one from Nordland to Merillat. Merillat was interested in their opinions of whether Lachaise was aware of prehistoric fertility, figures, and what Mrs. Lachaise was like, in figure and personality.
Biographical/Historical Note: Writer, Washington, D.C.
Donated by H.C.L. Merillat, 1992.
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