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Tim and Elise Ott Casper papers, 1945-1969

Casper, Tim F., b. 1943 d. 1964
Printmaker, Draftsman (artist)
Active in New York, N.Y.; Vt.

Casper, Elise Ott, b. 1918 d. 1997

Active in Chicago,Ill.

Collection size: 3.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Papers of artist Tim Casper, whose artistic ability was detected at a young age and whose life was cut short in a tragic car accident at the age of 21, and those of his mother, Elise Ott Casper, regarding her son's artistic background and his work. Included are biographical information; letters from Casper to his mother; school art work; exhibition files and printed materials from Putney School, Vermont; family photographs and albums (mostly from travels); correspondence between Elise Ott Casper and Gerard Willem van Loon regarding Casper's artwork, his education, and personal matters, 1950-1969; and memorabilia.

Biographical/Historical Note: Draughtsman, printmaker. Born May 23, 1943, Milwaukee, Wisc. Casper enrolled in art classes in Milwaukee from a young age. He attended the Putney School in Vermont for his high school years. He died in a car accident in 1963 after completing his freshman year studying art at NYU.

Bequest of Elise Ott Casper, mother of Tim Casper, in 1998.

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