Size: 3.8 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of sculptor and painter Don Seiler measure 3.8 linear feet and date from circa 1940 to 2014. Material includes drawings by Seiler, correspondence, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs and exhibition files.
Drawings are loose and in notebooks, and document Seiler's distinctive visual language for depicting human and animal figures. Included are preparatory sketches for significant public art projects including his statue of former NFL quarterback Y.A. Tittle sited at Atlantic High School in Port Orange, Florida and the statue of a swimmer commissioned by the International Swimming Hall of Fame to stand outside its Florida headquarters.
Extensive correspondence is with family, friends, and artist peers. Many address Seiler as "Grande," a nickname. "Atelier Ona" was a name for for Selier's home in Ona, Florida and is referenced in the correspondence as well. In addition to art and artmaking, Seiler's evolving and complex religious beliefs are a frequent topic. There are also holiday cards created by Seiler and received from others.