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Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981

Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Paul Bodin measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1932-1981 (bulk dates 1932-1963). Found within the papers are letters from Bodin's mentor, abstract expressionist Adolph Gottlieb. These letters document Bodin's long friendship with Gottlieb and provide details about Gottlieb's activities and interests. There is one letter from Gottlieb's wife, Esther. Also found with the papers are a clipping, exhibition announcements for Bodin, and photographs of Bodin's art work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Bodin was born in New York City on October 30, 1910. He studied first at the National Academy of Design, but transferred to the Art Students League in 1928, briefly studying under Boardman Robinson.


The Paul Bodin papers were donated in 1993 by Paul Bodin and Aaron Bodin, the artist's son.