Smithsonian Archive’s Collection of Artists’ Handwritten Letters

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June 14, 2016 Sarah Ashlock

The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art house that includes incredible handwritten letters. Many of these are by prolific artists. Could you imagine receiving one of these creative letters? Head over to Hyperallergic to read the full descriptions.

AH_Catlin1

George Catlin, Letter to D.S. Gregory, July 19-August 21, 1834

AH_Catlin2

George Catlin, Letter to D.S. Gregory, July 19-August 21, 1834

AH_Parrish

Maxfield Parrish, Letter to Martin Birnbaum, December 4, 1918

AH_Tawney1

Lenore Tawney, Letter to Maryette Charlton, January 27, 1970

AH_Tawney2

Lenore Tawney, Letter to Maryette Charlton, January 27, 1970

AH_Johnson

Ray Johnson, Letter to Eva Lee, September 15, 1969

AH_Saarinen1

Eero Saarinen, Letter to Aline Saarinen, April 10-11, 1953

AH_Saarinen2

Eero Saarinen, Letter to Aline Saarinen, April 10-11, 1953

AH_Finster

Howard Finster, Letter to Barbara Shissler, 1981


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