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Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell material about David Smith, 1953-1965

Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell material about David Smith, 1953-1965

Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 96 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters from Smith to Frankenthaler and Motherwell; 6 sketchbooks with notes; personal photographs and photographs of Smith's work; a lecture by Smith; and ephemera.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painters; New York, N.Y. Frankenthaler and Motherwell were married, and subsequently divorced. Were good friends of sculptor, David Smith.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1966 by Frankenthaler and Motherwell.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lenders, Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel NDSmith D available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.

Restrictions on Access

ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell material about David Smith, 1953-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.