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A Finding Aid to the Kay Sage papers, 1925-circa 1985, bulk 1950-1965 | Digitized Collection

Kay Sage papers, 1925-circa 1985, bulk 1950-1965

Sage, Kay, 1898-1963

Painter, Illustrator

The papers of Kay Sage in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 443 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: Information about Sage's life as an abstract and surrealist artist and her relationship with her husband, artist Yves Tanguy, are found in this small collection of biographical materials, correspondence, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kay Sage (1898-1963) was a painter from Woodbury, Connecticut. Married surrealist painter Yves Tanguay.

Provenance

Material on reel 2013 lent for microfilming 1980 by John S. Monagan, attorney for Sage's estate, and subsequently donated in 1989. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Monagan in 1994.

Related Materials

Also available at the Archives of American Art are the Flora Whitney Miller papers regarding Kay Sage, as well as "China Eggs," Kay Sage's unpublished memoirs covering the period circa 1910 to 1935, available on microfilm reel 685.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • "Fiddlesticks" game: Transferred to Joseph Cornell Study Center, National Museum of American Art.