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Carl Van Vechten

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Carl Van Vechten, (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964), original, vintage, autographed hand written, hand made greeting card.

Van Vechten, the celebrated American writer and photographer, was the literary executor of Gertrude Stein and a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance movement. He captured iconic images of all the key members in the worlds of Art, Theater, Music, and Literature. Van Vechten viewed his photography as a hobby; he never took commissions, he never sold photographs. He would grant permission to publish them, but had strict requirements to do so. He was a prominent fixture in 20th century photography collections with his work being included in such institutions as The Library of Congress, The Museum of The City of New York and The Smithsonian Institution.

This hand made "Holiday Greetings" card features a print of the 1926 painting "Around The Fish" by Paul KLEE. Van Vechten has signed "Love You Carlo" with the inscription: "Dear Doris, you may expect the Van Vechtens on the 27th! In the meantime they wish you happy holidays / December 10." The folded card measures 4.5 x 6 inches and is in fine condition with only slight spotting and a staple or pin mark to its back panel.

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