Milton Horn papers, 1921-1989

Horn, Milton, b. 1906 d. 1995
Painter, Sculptor, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.

Collection size: 885 items (on 3 microfilm reels)
Addition 15.7 l.f.
Glass plate negatives 1.0 l.f.

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, writings and miscellaneous printed material.

REEL 2814: Xerox copies of 7 poems by Horn's wife Estelle, 1927-1930 and photographs of Milton Horn's sculpture, taken by her; clippings; a xerox copy of "Statement by Milton Horn on his drawings," October 1974; a xerox copy of a letter to Dr. Rappaport regarding a bronze sculpture, AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, by Milton Horn, January 31, 1974; and printed material.

REEL 1294: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, minutes of meetings of Sculptor's Guild and National Competition Committee, exhibition invitations and a Frank Lloyd Wright blueprint.

REEL 3174: A resume and biographical data; correspondence, 1946, with Carlton D. Wall regarding Horn's wall panel for Wall's Plymouth, Michigan residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; typescripts of writings and lectures; published articles, reviews, catalogs and letters by Horn, 1933-1970; exhibition catalogs, undated and 1933-1970; and 136 photographs of sculpture executed 1928-1971, taken by his wife Estelle.

ADDITION: Correspondence, printed material, biographical material, blue prints, photographs of works of art and glass negatives.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, writer; Chicago, Ill. Worked on WPA art projects and many other mostly public commissions. d. March 29, 1995.

Donated by Milton and Estelle Horn, 1972-1977 and by the Milton Horn Art Trust in 2003.

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