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Kahlil Gibran papers, 1949-1971

Gibran, Kahlil, 1922-2008

Painter, Inventor, Writer, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: A scrapbook, printed material, photographs, writings, and biographical material.

REEL 374: A scrapbook, 1949-1965, contains biographical material, awards, clippings, exhibition material, and photographs of Gibran's sculpture.

UNMICROFILMED: 18 items, 1962-1971, include one written paper, catalogs, publications, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Boston, Massachusetts. Main medium is steel. Received the George Widener Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1958; John S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1959-61; National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, 1961. Member of the National Sculpture Society.


Material was both lent and donated by Kahlil George Gibran, April 1972.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 374: Material returned to the lender, Kahlil Gibran, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 374 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Kahlil Gibran papers, 1949-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.