Painter, Photographer, Printmaker
New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.
Collection size: 65.7 linear feet
Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, subject and research files, scrapbooks, artwork, printed material, and business records relating to Charlton's early career and education in Chicago and New York, her personal life, her work as a filmmaker documenting the works of Alexander Calder, e.e. cummings, Frederick Kiesler, Pierre Matisse, Dorothy Miller, Lenore Tawney and Loren MacIver, and others, her interest in other artists, her donation of art to the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and her work at the Container Corporation of America.
Biographical/Historical Note: Maryette Charton (1924- ) is a painter, printmaker, photographer, and film maker in Chicago, Ill. and New York, N.Y. Charlton studied in Chicago with Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design, and received her B.F.A. at Pratt Institute and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She has made several films about American artists. She was the cameraman for set designer Frederick Kiesler's "Kiesler's Universal Theater" for CBS in 1962 and collaborated with Kiesler's widow, Lillian, on various projects, especially the film "Kiesler on Kiesler" (housed at the Museum of Modern Art Video and Film Department).
Donated 1998-2011 by Maryette Charlton.