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INVENTORY OF THE MELCHIOR LECHTER PAPERS, 1879-1937
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Description
German artist, best known for his work in the decorative design of books and ex libris, stained glass windows and painting. Collection consists primarily of correspondence between Lechter and the artists, writers, craftsmen, and decorative artists with whom he worked and intersected.
Background
The artist Melchior Lechter is best known for his glass paintings, drawings and decorative designs for books, calendars, catalogs, ex libris and posters. He also designed furniture, carpets, wallpaper and stained glass windows. The outline of his life which follows notes many of the highlights described further in the letters and printed materials found in his archive.
Extent
ca. 36 linear ft. (63 boxes)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.