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Milton Horn papers, 1921-1989

Horn, Milton, 1906-1995

Painter, Author, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 885 Items, (on 3 microfilm reels); 15.7 Linear feet, Addition; 1 Linear foot, Glass plate negatives

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, writings and miscellaneous printed material.
REEL 2814: Xerox copies of 7 poems by Horn's wife Estelle, 1927-1930 and photographs of Milton Horn's sculpture, taken by her; clippings; a xerox copy of "Statement by Milton Horn on his drawings," October 1974; a xerox copy of a letter to Dr. Rappaport regarding a bronze sculpture, AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, by Milton Horn, January 31, 1974; and printed material.
REEL 1294: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, minutes of meetings of Sculptor's Guild and National Competition Committee, exhibition invitations and a Frank Lloyd Wright blueprint.
REEL 3174: A resume and biographical data; correspondence, 1946, with Carlton D. Wall regarding Horn's wall panel for Wall's Plymouth, Michigan residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; typescripts of writings and lectures; published articles, reviews, catalogs and letters by Horn, 1933-1970; exhibition catalogs, undated and 1933-1970; and 136 photographs of sculpture executed 1928-1971, taken by his wife Estelle.
ADDITION: Correspondence, printed material, biographical material, blue prints, photographs of works of art and glass negatives.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, writer; Chicago, Ill. Worked on WPA art projects and many other mostly public commissions. d. March 29, 1995.


Donated by Milton and Estelle Horn, 1972-1977 and by the Milton Horn Art Trust in 2003.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1294, 2814 & 3174 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

Milton Horn papers, 1921-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.