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At a Glance
Correspondence and works of Andre Racz, including one letter from Gabriela Mistral, 1952, a portrait of her (etching-aquatint), Ricz's etching (metal plate) for Mistral's POEMAS DE LAS MADRES (Santiago, Chile, 1950), a Christmas card, 1970, illustrated and signed by Racz, and a holograph of Thomas Merton's poem AUBADE--HARLEM, Racz's facsimile of this poem etched on a zinc plate, and his artist's proof pulled from the plate. Also, signature practice page for scroll presented to President Sovern by the Executive Committee of the Faculty in appreciation of his work as chairman, 1968.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Racz, Andre. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1970. Accession number--M-70.
Source of acquisition--Racz, Andre. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1988.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Painter, engraver, and professor of painting. Racz joined the Columbia faculty in 1951 and led the graduate division of painting and sculpture in the School of the Arts twice, from 1964 to 1973 and from 1975 to 1977. He was named professor emeritus when he retired in 1983.