Size: 0.01 Linear feet
Summary: The Sara R. Currie papers about sculptor Alfred Lenz measure 0.01 linear feet and date from circa 1899-circa 1926, circa 1950s. The papers include scattered documentation about Lenz including a biographical sketch by Currie, printed material, and photographs.
Sara R. Currie, a member of the Rockefeller family who settled in Jacksonville Florida, was a close friend and self-described assistant of Wisconsin-born New York sculptor Alfred Lenz. Currie remarked in her biographical notes on Lenz that she also modeled for his sculpture Senorita Hootch (1922). Lenz was born in Fon-du-Lac and moved to San Francisco at the age of 19 before settling in New York City where he spent a short period of time working for Gorham Silversmiths. Lenz became absorbed with sculpting and devoted the rest of his life to developing and perfecting a special lost wax technique of casting metals which was used by the ancient Chinese. He also designed a bas relief medallion for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915.
The collection was donated by Sara R. Currie in 1958.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on Reel D24 including newspaper clippings, correspondence, and an exhibition catalog. Loaned materials were returned to the lender after microfilming and are not described in the collection container inventory.