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Stephen Robeson Miller research material on Kay Sage, 1898-1983

Miller, Stephen Robeson

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 3 Microfilm reels

Summary: A circa 100 p. chronology of Sage's life (published as a book, along with Sage's unpublished one-act Surrealist Plays in 1995 and 2011); her medical history; an exhibition record; circa 40 letters from Sage to her father, her stepmother, and her half-sister, Cornelia Sage Walcott Mackin; letters to Miller from Sage's friends, family and colleagues; and correspondence, 1973-1983, related to Sage's work; transcripts of interviews conducted by Miller with people who knew Sage; Sage's cancelled checks; bibliographic references assembled by Miller; Miller's master's thesis, "The Art of Kay Sage," Boston University, l982; a catalog raisonne by Miller (to be published as a book by Prestel Verlag, New York, in 2018) including ca. 200 photos of Sage's works; photos of Christmas cards by Sage and Yves Tanguy; and 42 photos, 1898-ca. 1960, of Sage, her family and friends, and 12 photos of Sage's residence, 1957.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Boston, Mass. Extensively researched Surrealist painter Kay Sage.


Lent for microfilming by Stephen Robeson Miller, 1983.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 2886-2888 available in Archives of American Art offices only.

Originals returned to the lender, Stephen Robeson Miller, after microfilming.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Stephen Robeson Miller research material on Kay Sage, 1898-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.