dan flavin art institute

Our friends at Handwritten created a beautiful online exhibition showcasing artists’ letters from our book ‘Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters in the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art’ edited by curator of Manuscripts Mary Savig. Included are insights on artists’ penmanship by art historians Tiffany Bell, Lee Glazer, Tullis Johnson, and Akela Reason.

Visit the exhibit at handwrittenwork.com

Images clockwise: James McNeill Whistler to C. B. Bigelow., 1891 Oct. 5. James McNeill Whistler collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Dan Flavin letter to Ellen H. Johnson, 1979 Jan. 22. Ellen Hulda Johnson papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Charles Ephraim Burchfield letter to Lawrence Arthur Fleischman, Detroit, Mich., 1956 Mar. 17. Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Thomas Eakins letter to Frances Eakins, 1869 Mar. 26. Thomas Eakins letters. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.