Archives of American Art

Stephen Mueller papers

Collection ID:
Mueller, Stephen, 1947-2011
circa 1990-2010
Physical Description:
1,230 Gigabytes
6 hard drives contained in one record carton

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Stephen Mueller papers measure 1230 gigabytes and date from circa 1990-2010. At the core of the material are digital photographs of Mueller's paintings dating from 1969-2010. The images provide a method for closely studying Mueller's work that was adapted from Color Field painting.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Stephen Mueller (1947-2011) was a painter in New York, New York. Mueller painted in an abstract and increasingly symbolic and spiritually infused style. He is associated with late color field painting, bringing the style into the 21st century with his large, colorful canvases.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2021 by Frederika Hunter, a friend of Mueller's and his dealer and executrix.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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