Astrid Preston papers

Collection ID:
Preston, Astrid, 1945-
Physical Description:
2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of draftsman and painter Astrid Preston measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1969-2017. Included are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; commission files; photographs and slides of works of art, installations and Preston; printed material; notebooks, writings and sketchbooks by Preston.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Astrid Preston (1945- ) is a draftsman and painter who worked primarily in Los Angeles, California. Preston was part of a network of artists in Los Angeles that included Lita Albuquerque, Loren Madsen, and Steve Kahn and was first involved in a revival of drawing that brought her into contact with other mainly women draftsmen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2019 by Astrid Preston.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Draftsmen (artists) -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001