Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hilehila
Creators:
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966
Dates:
1925-1966
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.4 Linear feet
(on 6 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; printed materials; art works and miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents
REELS D302-D302a: Correspondence, some dating from Hiler's years in Paris in the 1920s; autobiographical and biographical material; published articles by Hiler, "Costumes and Ideologies," "Some Associative Aspects of Color," "Structuralism," "The Search for a Method of Graphic Expression," and "The Origin and Development of Structural Design;" the book Why Abstract, co-authored by him; exhibition catalogs; magazine articles on and about him; and miscellaneous papers. Some material on D302 has been duplicated on reel D302a.
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Faber Birren, Kay Boyle, Marc Connelly, Caresse Crosby, Nancy Cunard (11 items), Ben Cunningham (to Hiler's daughter), John Ferren, Al Hirschfeld, Carl Holty (5 items, up to 14 p. each), Robert Bruce Inverarity, Gyorgy Kepes, Katharine Kuh, Rico Lebrun, Fernand Leger, Albert W. Levi, Paul Mathews, Henry Miller, Abraham Rattner, Man Ray, Ad Reinhardt, Meyer Schapiro, Charles P. Snow, Edgar Varese, Herbert G. Wells, and William Carlos Williams.
Scope and Contents
In the 5 Holty letters, up to 14 p. each, Holty comments on aesthetics, color theory, the work of Abraham Rattner, Holty's painting, the history of modern art after WWII, and his trip across America with Henry Miller and Rattner.
Scope and Contents
REELS 611-614: Personal and business correspondence, bills and receipts, certificates, licenses, membership cards; 2 sketchbooks, and 17 loose sketches, many with notes and instructions; 3 notebooks, containing miscellaneous writings, clippings and sketches; 37 illustrations and diagrams, possibly for a book; 119 miscellaneous items relating to color and design; articles and short stories; writings on structuralism, including a copy of the typescript for COLOR AND DESIGN: A STRUCTURALIST APPROACH; a typed draft of Hiler's autobiography (292 p.); 14 exhibition catalogs and announcements; 20 clippings, and printed material; and miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include America's Artists in Particular (organization), O'Brien Boldt, Kay Boyle, Ben Cunningham, Jerome Flax, the Foundation for Intergrated Education, Jay H. Herz, Gyorgy Kepes, Charles Lavell, Jim Moran, Henry Schnakenberg, and George Wittenborn.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mural painter, designer, decorator, writer; New York, N.Y. and Paris.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 611-614 & D302-D302a available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1967-1968 by Hilaire Hiler.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- France -- Paris Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Birren, Faber, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boldt, O'Brien Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyle, Kay, 1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Connelly, Marc, 1890- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crosby, Caresse, 1892- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ferren, John, 1905-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flax, Jerome Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herz, Jay H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirschfeld, Al Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-1999 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuh, Katharine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lavell, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levi, Albert William, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathews, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moran, Jim Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rattner, Abraham Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wittenborn, George, 1905-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966 -- Color and design : a structuralist approach Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America's Artists in Particular Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foundation for Integrated Education Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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