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Donald Blinken papers, 1956-2011

Donald Blinken papers, 1956-2011

Blinken, Donald M., 1925-

Collector

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art collector and former United States Ambassador Donald Blinken measure .4 linear feet and date from 1956-2011. The collection is comprised of correspondence and printed material regarding several of the artists Blinken collected, including Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, and Esteban Vicente.

Biographical/Historical Note

Donald Blinken (1925- ) is an art collector in New York City and served as United States Ambassador to Hungary from 1994-1997.

Provenance

Donated to the Archives of American Art by Donald Blinken in 2014.

A Finding Aid to the Donald Blinken Papers, 1956-2011, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Hilary Price
Biographical/Historical note
Donald Blinken (1925- ) is an art collector in New York City and served as United States Ambassador to Hungary from 1994-1997. Throughout his career, Blinken has held leadership roles in investment banking, education, and arts patronage.
Arrangement note
This collection is arranged as two series
Series 1: Correspondence, 1956-2011 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 2: Printed Material, 1974-2008 (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of art collector and former United States Ambassador Donald Blinken measure .4 linear feet and date from 1956-2011. The collection is comprised of correspondence and printed material regarding several of the artists Blinken collected, including Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, and Esteban Vicente.
Provenance
Donated to the Archives of American Art by Donald Blinken in 2014.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Donald Blinken papers, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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