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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.

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

ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.

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