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Charles Searles papers, 1953-2010

Charles Searles papers, 1953-2010

Searles, Charles Robert, 1937-2004

Sculptor, Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 3.9 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Robert Searles (1937-2004) was a sculptor, painter, and muralist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Donated 2012 by Kathleen Spicer Searles, Charles Searles' widow.

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Scope and Contents

The papers of sculptor and painter Charles Searles measure 3.9 linear feet and date from 1953 to 2010. The collection documents his career through scattered biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, printed material, artwork, photographs, and a scrapbook.

Scattered biographical material includes legal papers, address books, transcripts, and awards. Correspondence includes correspondence with galleries, museums, and organizations. Personal business records consist of Searles' files on commissions, exhibitions, workshops and programs, and employment contracts. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, as well as printed material of interest to Searles, but not directly documenting his career. Artwork consists of sketches, designs, flyers, a portrait of Kathleen Spicer by Russell Gordon, and a portrait of Searles by K. Spicer. Photographs depict Searles, Searles' artwork, and artist Walt Edmonds. Scrapbooks consist of news clippings and loose material that was originally inserted in between the pages in no particular order.

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