Art teacher, Silversmith
Collection size: 10.8 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Biographical data, correspondence, files, a scrapbook, art works, photographs, writings, business records, audio-visual materials, and printed materials document Christensen's career as a silversmith and educator.
Included are: membership cards, official documents and certificates, curricula vitae, biographical sketches and material relating to Christensen's death; personal and professional correspondence; sales records, a job notebook, and pricelists relating to various silver commissions; files on commissions containing designs and templates, letters, notes, photographs and printed material; files on the Sterling Silversmiths Guild of America Show (1973), the Faculty Show (1974), the Fairtree Exhibition (1975), and the Skolen for Brugskunst show, Copenhagen (1976); teaching files, containing contracts, annual reviews, student and faculty evaluations, and material on students and the curriculum;
a scrapbook containing letters, catalogs, announcements and clippings relating to commissions and exhibitions; appointment calendar; notes and writings; art work, including working drawings, sketches, templates, student drawings, designs for household utensils, religious objects and a trophy; a photograph album; personal photographs and photographs and slides of work; 36 sound cassettes and 2 videocassettes; address books; exhibition catalogs, clippings, RIT newsletters, reference books, and other printed material; and metal artifacts.
Biographical/Historical Note: Designer, silversmith, instructor; Rochester, N.Y. Christensen taught at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He trained at the Georg Jensen workshop in his native Denmark.
Donated 1982 by Hans Christensen, and in 1984, 1988-1992 by his widow, Elisabeth Christensen.
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