John Edward Heliker papers, 1936-1970

Heliker, John Edward, b. 1909 d. 2000
Painter, Educator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 300 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Correspondence, biographical and other notes, a monograph on Heliker by Karen Kissin, clippings, snapshots, sketchbooks, and catalogs. Included in the correspondence are letters from Isabel Bishop, John Cage, Russell Cowles, Merce Cunningham, Philip Guston, Richard Lippold, Carl Ruggles and Henry Schnakenberg.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Studied at the Art Students League. Professor of Art at Columbia Univ. 1950-1977, students included Charles Cajori, Sally Hazelet Drummond, Jonathan Silver, Robert La Hotan, and Angelo Ippolito. Founding member of New York Studio School with Philip Guston, Leland Bell, Alex Katz, Nicholas Carone, and Mercedes Matter in 1965. Taught at the Art Students League and Parsons-New School. Died Feb. 22, 2000, at age 91.

Lent for microfilming 1970 by John E. Heliker.

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