Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art

Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

By Merry A. Foresta


Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian’s archives lies a trove of rarely seen snapshots of some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists. Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture creative giants with their guard down, in the moment, living life.