By Mary Savig
Published September 2012, by Smithsonian Books
Illustrated with 190 beautifully reproduced cards from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, this book offers a private look into the personal holiday art and correspondence between a variety of American artists, their friends, and family.
Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th Century Artists illustrates and contextualizes a broad range of one-of-a-kind artworks or limited edition print series by well-known artists such as Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robert Motherwell, Nickolas Muray, and Ad Reinhardt. It will appeal to anyone interested in greeting cards, ephemeral art, illustrated correspondence, and the history of American art.