Karl Kasten papers, 1940-1977

Kasten, Karl Albert, b. 1916
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Berkeley, Calif.

Collection size: ca. 600 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; biographical material; awards; printed materials; and photographs.

REEL 837: Three scrapbooks containing correspondence, business papers, biographical material, awards, catalogs, announcements, clippings, and photographs of Kasten's works and installations.

REEL 2814: 18 letters from Worth Ryder, 1952-1953; 2 letters from Charles Clark; 3 letters from students; a draft of a letter from Kasten to Ryder; a copy of a letter to Elmer Bischoff; and a photocopy of an obituary for Ryder.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, printmaker; Berkeley, Calif. Middle name is Albert. Teaches at University of California, Berkeley. Very personal form of Abstract Expressionism characterizes his work. Known for his collographs. "A collograph is printed on an etching press and developed by adding materials to the print plate using acrylic glue."

Donated and lent for microfilming 1974-1978 by Karl Kasten.

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