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George N. Kates letters, 1946-1960

Kates, George N. (George Norbert), 1895-

Curator, Author, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 1 Linear foot, (888 items)

Summary: Letters from Kates to his sister, Beatrice Kates.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian, curator of oriental art, author of CHINESE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE (1947), THE YEARS THAT WERE FAT (1952), and THE ART OF BEING OLD (1956).Lived in China, 1933-40, 1943-45.


Donated by Beatrice Kates.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

George N. Kates letters, 1946-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.