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Elaine Galen papers, circa 1950-2011

Galen, Elaine, 1928-

Painter, Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1.8 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, education files, photographs of works of art, writings, artwork and printed material regarding the career of Elaine Galen as a multi-media artist and educator.
Correspondence is between Galen and museums regarding donations and exhibitions as well as letters of recommendation from colleagues. Materials relating to Galen's academic career include her dissertation proposal and various syllabi. Photographs are of Galen's works of art. Writings include a book by Galen entitled "Gift of the Negev: an Artist's Journey". Printed material includes exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Addition received in 2013 (1.0 linear feet) mainly includes subject files concerning a 1972 solo show at Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ (with installation photogaph), limited edition books by Galen (4 volumes with publicity material), teaching files and writings by Galen including essays and lectures, manuscripts of "Design in Drawing: A Basic Book for the Beginning Student in Drawing and Design" and a children's story. Also included are a resume, correspondence with museums and colleagues, photographs (some are printed digital images) of Galen with students, and of Galen in uniform in the Israeli Army when she was a short-term volunteer, artwork consisting of loose drawings and a sketchbook, and printed material including exhibition catalogs, announcements and miscellaneous.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elaine Galen is a multi-media painter, sculptor, and educator in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.


Donated 2007 and 2013 by Elaine Galen.

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How to Cite This Collection

Elaine Galen papers, circa 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.