Archives of American Art

David Barr papers relating to Charles Biederman

Collection ID:
Barr, David, 1939-
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
26 items on one microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilmed David Barr papers relating to Charles Biederman consist of 18 letters from sculptor Charles Biederman in which he writes of his views on art, artists, structuralism, constructivists, dealers, and exhibiting. Also included are exhibition catalogs showing Biederman's work and two magazine articles about Biederman.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David Barr (1939-2015) was a sculptor and painter in Novi, Michigan. He founded Michigan Legacy Art Park in 1995. As a young artist interested in structuralism, Barr introduced himself to the sculptor Charles Biederman (1906-2004), and subsequently maintained a correspondence with him.
Charles Biederman was an abstract artist who began his career as a painter before moving to focus more on three-dimensional forms. Biederman coined the label "structurist" and it is a movement commonly attached to him.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1294 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to David Barr after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for mirofilming 1977 by David Barr.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
David Barr papers. Owned by David Barr. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art holds the oral history interview with David Barr, 1982 December 28-1983 January 25 and the microfilmed Charles Biederman papers, 1930-1977.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biederman, Charles Joseph, 1906-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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