Lisa Adams letters from Craig Kauffman

Collection ID:
Adams, Lisa, 1955-
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010
Physical Description:
39 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Thirty-five letters and four postcards from Craig Kauffman to Lisa Adams written during the years Kauffman lived in Southeast Asia. Included are letters from the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lisa Adams is a painter and instructor at UCLA and Santa Monica College. Kauffman was a contemporary, abstract expressionist, finish-fetish and light and space artist, an associate professor at the University of California Berkeley and Irvine, and an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, New York. Adams and Kauffman met in Los Angeles in 1981 and then lived in N.Y. until 1984. Kauffman was one of the original members of the Ferus Gallery group. His connection with Beat era ideas led to a long-time study of Zen, Eastern philosophy, and residence in Southeast Asia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1998 by Lisa Adams.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
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