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Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists, 1918-1971

Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971

Author, Gallery director, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 10.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York City and Paris art historian, educator, and gallerist Colette Roberts measure 10.2 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1971. Papers include correspondence, writings, teaching records, project proposals, gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs, posters, photographs, and a few works of art on paper. Also found are 124 interviews with contemporary artists conducted by Roberts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Colette Roberts was a French artist, curator, gallery director, and scholar who emigrated to the United States in 1939, settling in New York City and remaining there until her death in 1971.


The sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with artists, were donated by Colette Roberts in 1970. The remaining papers were donated by her son, Richard B. Roberts, in 1973.

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Language Note

The records are in English and French.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc.