Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.aldrande
Creators:
Aldrin, Anders Gustave, 1889-1970
Dates:
[ca. 1929-1980]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material; correspondence, 1929-1969; diaries; travel journal; daily journals; photographs of Aldrin and his paintings; a list of prints by Aldrin; newspaper clippings; articles; and exhibition announcements and catalogs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker; Los Angeles, Calif. Aldrin was born in Sternsfor, Varmland, Sweden. He immigrated to the United States in 1911, first to Chicago before settling in Minneapolis. After WWI, he moved to Prescott, Arizona and then in 1923 to Los Angeles where he stayed until his death in 1970. He attended Otis Art Institute from 1923-1927, Santa Barbara School of the Arts from 1927-1930, and six months at California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1929.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers donated by Vincent Aldrin, Anders Aldrin's son, in 1994, who received portions from the Aldrin estate from Betty Bentley (his sister); Inez Kimble (his sister); and Margaret Cromer (collector and friend of Aldrin's), prior to the donation.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Swedish American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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