Wescher, Paul Reinhold,
Art historian, Arts administrator
Santa Monica, Calif.
Collection size: 2.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: Biographical data; family and personal correspondence, with letters from Julie and Man Ray, William Valentiner, Wolfgang Paalen, Dorothy Miller, and others; published and unpublished writings on art and poetry; printed material; photographs of the Weschers (two by Dina Woelffer), Benny Goodman, Man Ray, Valentiner, and others, including a photograph of Julie Ray by Man Ray, and a photo of Constance Stockent by Man Ray, 1950; sketches; collages; and miscellany [ca. 700 study photographs, negatives and reproductions of works of art, and 19 negatives of the Weschers have not been microfilmed].
Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian, administrator; Santa Monica, Calif. He and his wife Mary collected pre-Columbian art and 20th century painting.
Donated 1977 by Mary Wescher.
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