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Astrid Preston papers, 1969-2017

Preston, Astrid, 1945-

Painter, Draftsmen (artists)


Collection Information

Size: 2.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of draftsman and painter Astrid Preston measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1969-2017. Included are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; commission files; photographs and slides of works of art, installations and Preston; printed material; notebooks, writings and sketchbooks by Preston.

Biographical/Historical Note

Astrid Preston (1945- ) is a draftsman and painter who worked primarily in Los Angeles, California. Preston was part of a network of artists in Los Angeles that included Lita Albuquerque, Loren Madsen, and Steve Kahn and was first involved in a revival of drawing that brought her into contact with other mainly women draftsmen.


Donated 2019 by Astrid Preston.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Astrid Preston papers, 1969-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.