Jules Olitski notes to Joan Olitski, 1981-2004

Olitski, Joan C., b. 1937
Active in Islamorada, Florida; Meredith, New Hampshire

This site provides access to the notes of Jules Olitski to Joan Olitski in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 18 images.

Collection size: 0.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The notes of painter and sculptor Jules Olitski to Joan Olitski measure 0.1 linear feet and date from 1981-2004. The collection comprises of ten humorous love notes, some illustrated, written by Jules Olitski to his wife, Joan. Olitski wrote the notes to his wife (also known as Kristina) in the morning when he left his studio after working through the night.

Biographical/Historical Note: Joan Olitski (1937-) was married to painter Jules Olitski (1922-2007) and lived in New York, New York.

The notes were donated in 2014 by Olitski's wife, Joan Olitski, also known as Kristina.

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