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David Barr papers relating to Charles Biederman, 1963-1976

Barr, David John, 1939-

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 26 items on one microfilm reel

Summary: The microfilmed David Barr papers relating to Charles Biederman consist of 18 letters from sculptor Charles Biederman in which he writes of his views on art, artists, structuralism, constructivists, dealers, and exhibiting. Also included are exhibition catalogs showing Biederman's work and two magazine articles about Biederman.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Barr (1939-2015) was a sculptor and painter in Novi, Michigan. He founded Michigan Legacy Art Park in 1995. As a young artist interested in structuralism, Barr introduced himself to the sculptor Charles Biederman (1906-2004), and subsequently maintained a correspondence with him.


Lent for mirofilming 1977 by David Barr.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art holds the oral history interview with David Barr, 1982 December 28-1983 January 25 and the microfilmed Charles Biederman papers, 1930-1977.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to David Barr after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1294 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

David Barr papers relating to Charles Biederman, 1963-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.