Saarinen, Lilian Swann,
Sculptor, Illustrator, Ceramicist
Collection size: 6.0 linear ft.;28 ov folders (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Collection Summary: Correspondence, sketches, printed materials, photographs and photograph albums, and a scrapbook.
REELS 1152 and 1192 (photographs): A scrapbook containing clippings, copies of letters and telegrams received, and reproductions of Saarinen's work; a book, WHO AM I?, written and illustrated by Saarinen; and 3 albums containing photographs of Saarinen, photographs and reproductions of her work, a list of exhibitions, quotes about her, and writings by her about sculpture.
UNMICROFILMED; Correspondence with artists, writers, publishers, architects, and others, much of it concerning her illustrations for government and children's publications. Also included are Saarinen's sketches and drawings; clippings; catalogs; photographs; manuscripts for children's books; and several personal diaries.
Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Studied at the Art Students League with Alexander Archipenko, 1920, with Heinz Warneke, 1934-1936, and at Cranbrook with Carl Milles, 1936-1940. Was married to architect Eero Saarinen. Died May 22, 1995.
Unfilmed material donated 1975 by Lilian Saarinen. Material on reels 1152 and 1192 lent for microfilming 1976 by Saarinen.
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