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Jean de Botton papers, 1935-1978

De Botton, Jean, 1898-1978



Collection Information

Size: 20 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, business files, subject files, biographical material, clippings, scrapbooks, sketches and sketchbooks, notes and speeches, exhibition catalogues and invitations, financial records, and photographs of de Botton and his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Abstract painter (Paris and New York). Born in Salonika, Greece, Jean de Botton studied at the École des beaux-arts and at the Sorbonne. For years, he maintained homes in Paris and in New York, but in 1945 he established his main residence in New York, and in 1977 he became a U.S. citizen.


The donors, James Harold Koch and Valerie Eldridge, were co-executors of Jean de Botton's estate.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Jean de Botton papers, 1935-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.