Karl Kasten papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kastkarl
Creators:
Kasten, Karl Albert, 1916-
Dates:
1940-1977
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Linear feet
ca. 600 items (on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; biographical material; awards; printed materials; and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 837: Three scrapbooks containing correspondence, business papers, biographical material, awards, catalogs, announcements, clippings, and photographs of Kasten's works and installations.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2814: 18 letters from Worth Ryder, 1952-1953; 2 letters from Charles Clark; 3 letters from students; a draft of a letter from Kasten to Ryder; a copy of a letter to Elmer Bischoff; and a photocopy of an obituary for Ryder.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker; Berkeley, Calif. Middle name is Albert. Teaches at University of California, Berkeley. Very personal form of Abstract Expressionism characterizes his work. Known for his collographs. "A collograph is printed on an etching press and developed by adding materials to the print plate using acrylic glue."

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 837 and 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 837: Originals returned to lender, Karl Kasten, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated and lent for microfilming 1974-1978 by Karl Kasten.

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
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Berkeley Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printing -- California -- Berkeley Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Expressionism (Art) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- California -- Berkeley Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Berkeley Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- California -- Berkeley Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clark, Charles D., 1917-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Worth, 1884-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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