Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester [microfilm]

Collection ID:
Smithson, Robert
Physical Description:
21 Items
(microfilmed on partial reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photocopies of letters to George Lester, owner of the George Lester Gallery in Rome, Italy. Smithson discusses paintings and other work he is sending to the gallery, art related news and other topics. Two of the letters are illustrated. Enclosures include one unsigned poem, a short biography of Smithson, lists of Smithson's paintings, and photographs taken in a photo booth of Smithson and his wife Nancy Holt.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Smithson was a sculptor, painter, New York, N.Y. Born 1938. Died 1973.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 5438 (fr. 1233-1397) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
All photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the possession of George Lester.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1987 by George Lester.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery owners -- Italy -- Rome Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lester, George B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George Lester Gallery (Rome, Italy) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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