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Kenneth Snelson papers, 1947-2016

Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016



Collection Information

Size: 21.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Kenneth Snelson measure 29.0 linear feet and date from 1946-2016. Included are extensive biographical information regarding Snelson's education, his time at Black Mountain College, and studios occupied; personal and professional correspondence and invention patents; project files on his sculptures and sculpture series; exhibition and loan files; and printed material consisting of exhibition catalogs and brochures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kenneth Snelson (1927-2016) was a sculptor in New York, New York. Snelson's sculpture incorporates scientific ideas and imagery, especially the atom.


Donated 2017 by Katherine Snelson, Kenneth Snelson's widow.

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How to Cite This Collection

Kenneth Snelson papers, 1947-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.