Kay Sage papers, 1925 - circa 1985, bulk 1950-1965

Sage, Kay, b. 1898 d. 1963
Painter, Illustrator
Active in Rome, Italy; Woodbury, Conn.

The papers of Kay Sage in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 443 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Information about Sage's life as an abstract and surrealist artist and her relationship with her husband, artist Yves Tanguy, are found in this small collection of biographical materials, correspondence, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Kay Sage (1898-1963) was a painter from Woodbury, Conn. Married surrealist painter Yves Tanguay.

Material on reel 2013 lent for microfilming 1980 by John S. Monagan, attorney for Sage's estate, and subsequently donated in 1989. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Monagan in 1994.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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A game, "Fiddlesticks" given to Sage from Joseph Cornell and donated to the Archives of American Art as part of this collection was removed and transferred to the Joseph Cornell Study Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Also available at the Archives of American Art are the Flora Whitney Miller papers regarding Kay Sage, as well as China Eggs, Kay Sage's unpublished memoirs covering the period circa 1910 to 1935, available on microfilm reel 685.