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Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester [microfilm], 1960-1963

Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973



Collection Information

Size: 21 Items, (microfilmed on partial reel)

Summary: Photocopies of letters to George Lester, owner of the George Lester Gallery in Rome, Italy. Smithson discusses paintings and other work he is sending to the gallery, art related news and other topics. Two of the letters are illustrated. Enclosures include one unsigned poem, a short biography of Smithson, lists of Smithson's paintings, and photographs taken in a photo booth of Smithson and his wife Nancy Holt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Smithson was a sculptor, painter, New York, N.Y. Born 1938. Died 1973.


Donated 1987 by George Lester.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the possession of George Lester.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 5438 (fr. 1233-1397) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

All photocopies.

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

Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester [microfilm], 1960-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.