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Alexander Calder letters and photographs, 1927-1960

Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976



Collection Information

Size: 2 Volumes, (55 items on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Two albums labeled "Letters" and "Calder," containing 31 letters and 15 postcards from Calder, 1927-1960, to George Thomson, 4 empty envelopes, 2 photographs of the Calder family, a Christmas card with a photograph of the Calder family, and an exhibition announcement for the Pierre Matisse Gallery. Calder, writing to Thomson in London from various locations, discusses his travel plans, work, and his hopes of seeing Thomson. A few of the letters are illustrated.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Roxbury, Ct. Thompson was a banker, London, England, and a friend of Calder and family.


Donated 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn, presumably collectors.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4781 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Alexander Calder letters and photographs, 1927-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.