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Frank Stella papers, 1941-1993, bulk 1978-1989

Stella, Frank, 1936-

Painter, Designer, Printmaker, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 12.4 Linear feet

Summary: The Frank Stella papers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1993, with the bulk of the records spanning the period 1978 to 1989. The collection documents the professional and personal life of abstract artist, Frank Stella. Among the papers are correspondence, a small cache of records from his years as an undergraduate at Princeton University, writings by and about Stella, interview transcripts, sketchbooks, registers and inventories, financial records, printed matter, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank Stella (b. 1936) achieved professional recognition at a young age and soon became internationally prominent and influential. Known for his amazing productivity and energy, for more than forty years this abstract artist has made paintings, prints, and sculpture in a variety of styles that have been described as ranging from minimalist to "maximalist."

Provenance

The collection was a gift of Frank and Harriet Stella in 1993.