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Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins research materials on Alexander Liberman, 1927-1999

Kazanjian, Dodie, 1952-

Author, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 7.8 Linear feet

Summary: The Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins research materials on Alexander Liberman measures 7.8 linear feet and date from 1927-1999. The collection contains sound recordings of interviews, interview transcripts, correspondence, biographical material, clippings, and some photographs. The papers and recordings were predominantly compiled during Kazanjian and Tomkin's preparation for their book, Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman (1993).

Biographical/Historical Note

Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman (Knopf, 1993) was written by Dodie Kazanjian and her husband Calvin Tomkins. Kazanjian and Tomkins are both authors and art critics in New York, New York. Alexander Liberman (1912-1999) was Editorial Director for Conde Nast for 51 years as well as an accomplished artist.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1999 by Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins.

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Funding

The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.