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Charles Keller papers, 1937-1982

Keller, Charles, 1914-

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, sketches, teaching files, files on organizations to which Keller belonged, printed material, photographs, and a video on Keller.
REELS 7-8: Files kept by Keller on art organizations, including Artists' League of America, Section of Fine Arts of the Public Buildings Administration, United American Artists, Workshop of Graphic Art, and Young American Artists Association. Files contain letters received, newsletters, bulletins, and business records.
REEL 5141: Résumé; passports; correspondence, including letters from family, friends Rockwell Kent, Ad Reinhardt, Harry Sternberg, Charles White, others, and galleries, letters regarding Keller's studio in Rome; writings and notes; sketches by Keller for a book by Henry Kraus, In a City was a Garden; exhibition catalogs and announcements, guest lists and a guest book; Keller's political cartoons from the Daily World, and other reproductions of Keller's work; notes about Keller's teaching at the Workshop School of Commercial Art, New York City; photographs and slides of Keller and his work; a videorecording, "Charles Keller at Home," filmed in conjunction with an exhibition at the Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1980; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and illustrator; New York, N.Y.


Material on reels 7-8 lent for microfilming 1969 by Ted Davis who occupied Keller's studio after Keller. Materials on reel 5141 donated 1978-1984 by Charles Keller.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 7-8: Originals returned to lender, Ted Davis, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 7-8 available for use 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

Charles Keller papers, 1937-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.