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Nan Rosenthal papers, circa 1960-2014

Nan Rosenthal papers, circa 1960-2014

Rosenthal, Nan, 1937-

Consultant, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 36.3 linear feet

Summary: Letters, teaching files, artists' files, audio visual material and born digital material documenting the personal and professional life of Nan Rosenthal. Letters, many illustrated, are personal and from Rosenthal's husband artist Otto Piene. Teaching files include courses taught at Princeton, New York University and University of California, Santa Cruz and consist of syllabi and lectures. Artists' files include correspondence, notes and writings about artists that Rosenthal researched. Audio visual material includes audio cassette tapes of interviews with artists, DVDs and VHS tapes consist of programs about artists. Born digital material includes CDs and floppy discs of research by Rosenthal.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nan Rosenthal (1937-2014) was an art historian and consultant in New York, New York, who specialized 19th century, modern and contemporary art. Rosenthal was married to Henry B. Cortesi.


Donated 2016 by the Nan Rosenthal and Henry B. Cortesi Estate via Katherine C. Armstrong, executor and Cortesi's sister.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.