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Charles Keck papers, 1905-circa 1954

Keck, Charles, 1875-1951

Sculptor

Representative image for Charles Keck papers, 1905-circa 1954

This site provides access to the papers of Charles Keck in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2019, and total 1,372 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Collection Information

Size: 8.6 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of New York City sculptor Charles Keck (1875-1951) measure 8.6 linear feet and date from circa 1905-circa 1954. The papers provide scattered documentation of Keck's life through thirteen letters, two speeches, lists of artwork with price and sales information, printed material, and photographic material, including photos of Keck and his studio, and a collection of 1,003 glass plate negatives, primarily of Keck's artwork, which document the wide range of work he produced throughout his prolific career.

Biographical/Historical Note

New York City sculptor Charles Keck (1875-1951) was known for his statuary and relief sculpture, including military and presidential statues, busts, and memorials, medal relief sculpture, and memorial tablets.

Provenance

The collection was loaned for microfilming, and the bulk of it was later donated, between 1962-1972 by Anne C. Keck, widow of Charles Keck.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.