De Botton, Jean, b. 1898 d. 1978
Active in France
Collection size: 20.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence, business files, subject files, biographical material, clippings, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, notes and speeches, exhibition catalogues and invitations, financial records, and photographs of de Botton and his work.
Biographical/Historical Note: Abstract painter (Paris and New York). Born in Salonika, Greece, Jean de Botton studied at the École des beaux-arts and at the Sorbonne. For years, he maintained homes in Paris and in New York, but in 1945 he established his main residence in New York, and in 1977 he became a U.S. citizen.
The donors, James Harold Koch and Valerie Eldridge, were co-executors of Jean de Botton's estate.