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LaSalle Spier papers, 1929-1945

Spier, LaSalle


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Letters from Walt and Vera Kuhn including two with illustrations; letters between Walt Kuhn and Duncan Phillips, and a letter to Kuhn from Thomas Hart Benton; a photograph of a painting by Kuhn and a photograph of a painting by Wyndham Lewis; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements concerning Kuhn and various exhibitions at the Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note

Deceased. Spier was the brother of Vera Kuhn, wife of the painter Walt Kuhn.


Virginia Mecklenburg of the National Museum of American Art received these papers from Spier, and then gave them to the Archives of American Art.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Duncan Phillips letters re photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

LaSalle Spier papers, 1929-1945. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.