Albert Alcalay papers

Collection ID:
Alcalay, Albert, 1917-2008
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
877 items on 2 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilm Albert Alcalay papers contain autobiographical and biographical writings; correspondence; teaching notes and lecture texts; and a scrapbook (1946-1970) containing printed materials about Alcalay's career and photographs of Alcalay and his paintings. Also included are price lists of work by Alcalay (1950s-1978); exhibition catalogs and announcements; and additional printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Albert Alcalay (1917-2008) was an abstract expressionist painter and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. Alcalay was born in Paris to Serbian parents. During WWII, he was in the Yugoslavian army and was imprisoned as a prisoner of war. Once free, he settled in Rome and in 1951 he and his family moved to the United States. He was a 1959 Guggenheim fellow and taught at Harvard University from 1960 until 1982. He exhibited his work in many United States institutions, as well as abroad.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1462-1463 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1978 by Albert Alcalay.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Albert Alcalay papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also held at the Archives of American Art is the oral history interview with Albert Alcalay, 1979 January 17-October 19 conducted by Robert F. Brown.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
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