Richard Hollander papers, 1950-1991

Hollander, Richard, b. 1911 d. 1991
Sculptor, Collector
Active in Kansas City, Mo.

Collection size: 5.6 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 partial reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, journals, a scrapbook, sound recordings, printed material, and photographs.

REEL 4306: Forty-six letters and three cards from Andrew Dasburg to Hollander, undated and 1959-1969; a card from Andrew Dasburg's son, Alfred Dasburg, 1979, two clippings, one a review of a Dasburg exhibition at the Dorry [Dorothy] Gates Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.; and two snapshots of Dasburg and Hollander's wife Gertrude in front of Dasburg's Taos, N.M. home, April 1970. Dasburg, writing to Hollander in Kansas City, Mo. from Taos, discusses art and aesthetics, his work, weakening health and need for medication, the sale of his work to the Hollanders and to others, and comments on Hollander's work. Included is a card from Alfred Dasburg, September 1, 1979, thanking Hollander for his "tribute to Andrew."

REEL 4885: A scrapbook/binder containing photographs of sculpture and drawings by Hollander. Included with the photos of the sculptures "Family Life-The Picnic," and "Interstate I-70," are clippings and notes by Hollander. Also included are several photographs of Hollander at work in his studio.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with Elizabeth Broun, Nancy Corwin, Barbara DeZonia, Charles C. Eldredge, Keith Jacobshagen, Joe Kelleher, Andrew Morgan, Gabor Peterdi, Harriet G. Vicente (Mrs. Esteban Vicente), Nan and David Ray, David Reed, Mark Roeyer, David Strout, Alan Tollakson, Natalie Wilvers, and others; drafts of exhibition reviews by Hollander; cassette tape recordings of Hollander; an address book; exhibition reviews, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and other printed material; photographs of Hollander, works of art and slides. Also included are journals, 17 v., June 1980-June 1991, kept by Hollander, revealing facets of Hollander's thinking about his relationships and his art.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, art collector; Kansas City, Mo.

Dasburg material on reel 4306 was donated 1985 by Hollander, Dasburg's close friend and patron. The scrapbook on reel 4885 was lent for microfilming and an additional four feet of material was donated by Hollander's son Richard, 1994. The journals were received by Richard Nadeau, Hollander's psychiatrist, 1994.

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