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Lee Balter collection of Tallix Inc. records, circa 1970-2007

Balter, Lee

Directors (performing arts)


Collection Information

Size: 43.3 Linear feet

Summary: The Lee Balter collection of Tallix, Inc. records measure 43.3 linear feet and date from circa 1970-2007. The records document the Tallix art foundry's work on projects with numerous artists, galleries and institutions. Artists represented in the collection include David Ackerman, Marisol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Smith, Isamu Noguchi, Beverly Pepper, Juan Miro, Don Lippincott, Richard Pousette-Dart, Nancy Graves, John Safer, Anthony Caro, Joel Shapiro and many more. Artist and project files contain photographs, financial records, correspondence, notes, audio visual material, and printed material. A portion of the collection contains electronic media.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lee Balter was the CEO for Tallix, Inc. (1970-2006), an art foundry in Beacon, New York specializing in casting and fabricating sculpture.


The collection was donated in 2019 by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, via Jack Cowart, Executive Director. The Foundation received the records from Lee Balter.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual recordings and born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

Lee Balter collection of Tallix Inc. records, circa 1970-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.