Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester [microfilm], 1960-1963

Smithson, Robert, b. 1938 d. 1973
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Tx.

Collection size: 21 items (microfilmed on partial reel)

Collection Summary: Photocopies of letters to George Lester, owner of the George Lester Gallery in Rome, Italy. Smithson discusses paintings and other work he is sending to the gallery, art related news and other topics. Two of the letters are illustrated. Enclosures include one unsigned poem, a short biography of Smithson, lists of Smithson's paintings, and photographs taken in a photo booth of Smithson and his wife Nancy Holt.

Biographical/Historical Note: Smithson was a sculptor, painter, New York, N.Y. Born 1938. Died 1973.

Donated 1987 by George Lester.

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