Archives of American Art

Lynton Kistler and Jean Charlot papers

Collection ID:
Kistler, Lynton R., , 1897-1993
Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979
Physical Description:
2 Items
partial reels of microfilm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between printmaker Lynton Kistler and artist Jean Charlot, 1933-1979, and letters between Kistler and Charlot's family after his death in 1979. Also included is a file on the Kistler and Charlot collaborative project for a series of color lithographs entitled PICTURE BOOK, printed in 1933 and 1973, and correspondence, 1953-1982, between Kistler and clients for his and Charlots' work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lithographic printer. Kistler began working in the plant of his father, Will A. Kistler, and developed many advances in the use of the offset press. The Kistler Studio of Lithography, Los Angeles, was established to help artists cultivate the extensive possibilities of aluminum and zinc plates in color lithography. Jean Charlot was a lithographer and muralist who began his collaboration with Kistler in the 1930s. Their close association in the development of color lithography, and their friendship is reflected in these papers. Charlot went to Hawaii in 1949 to do a mural commission. He remained there until his death in 1979.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4076-4077 available at all Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals locaed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Thomas Hale Hamilton Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lynton Kistler gave these papers to the Thomas Hale Hamilton Library, University of Hawaii at Manoa, which owns the Jean Charlot papers. At Kistler's request these papers were photocopied for the Archives of American Art. After microfilming, AAA discarded the photocopies.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

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