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Muriel Streeter Schwartz letters from Joseph Cornell, 1957-1963

Schwartz, Muriel Streeter, 1913-1995



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).


Donated 1989 by Muriel Streeter Levy Schwartz.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4283 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

Muriel Streeter Schwartz letters from Joseph Cornell, 1957-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.