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John Edward Heliker papers, 1936-1970, undated

Heliker, John, 1909-2000


Collection Information

Size: 300 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, biographical and other notes, a monograph on Heliker by Karen Kissin, clippings, snapshots, sketchbooks, and catalogs. Included in the correspondence are letters from Isabel Bishop, John Cage, Russell Cowles, Merce Cunningham, Philip Guston, Richard Lippold, Carl Ruggles and Henry Schnakenberg.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Studied at the Art Students League. Professor of Art at Columbia Univ. 1950-1977, students included Charles Cajori, Sally Hazelet Drummond, Jonathan Silver, Robert La Hotan, and Angelo Ippolito. Founding member of New York Studio School with Philip Guston, Leland Bell, Alex Katz, Nicholas Carone, and Mercedes Matter in 1965. Taught at the Art Students League and Parsons-New School. Died Feb. 22, 2000, at age 91.


Lent for microfilming 1970 by John E. Heliker.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to John Heliker after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N70-41 and N70-42 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

John Edward Heliker papers, 1936-1970, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.