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Sacha Kolin papers, ca. 1950-1980

Kolin, Sacha, 1911-1981

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 3.2 Linear feet

Summary: Papers of sculptor and painter Sacha Kolin date ca. 1950-1980, and include: ca. 250 photographs and snapshots; 24 boxes of color slides; photographic negatives; 9 reels of compiled Super 8mm film transferred to 2 VHS videos and 2 betacam masters showing Kolin, her work, installations, outdoor sculpture and outdoor scenes; photocopies of papers from Julian Kolin; copies of correspondence and appraisals; ten sketchbooks; an address book; exhibition announcements, 1980; and catalogs from her retrospective exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y..

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Kolin was born in Paris, France in 1911. She grew up in Vienna, Austria, attending the Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule (1930) and the Academy of Fine Arts (1931-32). In 1933 she moved to Paris, and studied with Naoum Aronson (a stone carver for Auguste Rodin). In 1935 she became the youngest full member of the Nationale Societe des Beaux Arts. In December 1936 she immigrated to New York and participated in many one-person and group exhibitions. She was the recipient in 1973 of a Mark Rothko Foundation grant award.


Donated 2000 by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.


Funding for the preservation and transfer of motion picture film provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

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How to Cite This Collection

Sacha Kolin papers, ca. 1950-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.