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Muriel Streeter Schwartz letters from Joseph Cornell, 1957-1963

Muriel Streeter Schwartz letters from Joseph Cornell, 1957-1963

Schwartz, Muriel Streeter, 1913-1995

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 2 items.

Summary: Two letters written by Joseph Cornell to Muriel Streeter Schwartz. In the first letter, 1957, Cornell describes the hanging of Schwartz's painting "over Robert's couch" and asks about her new work and her planned marriage. The second letter, 1963, describes a "pre-Easter experience" of a "Hudson River Scene" which evoked childhood memories and encloses a card quoting a sermon by John Donne and a magazine clipping displaying the word "idyll" and a nude woman posing with a young male deer.

Biographical/Historical Note

Schwartz, a painter, was a friend of assemblage artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972).

Provenance

Donated 1989 by Muriel Streeter Levy Schwartz.

Microfilm reel 4283 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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