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E. L. T. Mesens papers, 1917-1976 (bulk 1920-1971)

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Mesens (E. L. T.) papers

Title: E. L. T. Mesens papers
Dates: 1917-1976 (bulk 1920-1971)
Number: 920094
Creator/Collector: Mesens, E. L. T. (Edouard Léon Théodore)
Extent: 12 Linear Feet (32 boxes)
Abstract: E.L.T. Mesens collected, supported, and promoted the work of surrealist artists and writers. The archive comprises comprehensive documentation of the Belgian surrealist's career as gallery director, editor, publisher, critic, musician, poet, and artist. Most significant are ca. 3,500 letters (1918-1971) to and from artists, musicians, writers, dealers, and others prominent in the art world, and ca. 800 photographs documenting art that Mesens exhibited or sold.
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Language: Collection material is in Dutch, French, and English.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
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Author: Sjoerd Meihousen and J. Gibbs


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