Letters from Jerome Caja to Anna van der Meulen, 1995

Caja, Jerome D., b. 1958 d. 1995
Painter
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 7 items.

Collection Summary: Four letters and two postcards written to van der Meulen, Caja's closest friend and executor, during the final years of his life. Also included are Caja's handwritten "House Rules," coined by Caja for visitors coming into his studio/home.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor; San Francisco, Calif. Caja grew up in Ohio, and studied at the Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University before enrolling at the San Francisco Art Institute. His art was an expression of his involvement in the flamboyant San Francisco drag queen community, using raw materials such as eyeliner, lipstick and nail polish.

Donated 1999 by Anna van der Meulen, friend and executor of Caja's estate.

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