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Alice Halicka prints

 File
Identifier: KA-0096

Scope and Content of Collection

Includes prints numbered 43 and 184 from an edition of 220 created by Alice Halicka. Depicts the Place de la Concorde in Paris, including the Luxor Obelisk and a detail from the Fontaine des Mers, consisting of a naiad holding a fish.

Dates

  • 1955

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Biographical note

Alice (also spelled Alicia and Alicja) Halicka (1895-1975)--Polish painter, illustrator, set and costume designer--moved to France in 1912, marrying Polish artist Louis Marcoussis in 1913. While influenced by the Cubist and Surrealist art movements, Halicka continually experimented with new styles and subject matter, and, owing to a connection made through the artist Raoul Dufy, designed textiles, as well. In 1937, during a three year stay in New York, Halicka designed sets for the George Balanchine/Igor Stravinsky ballet, "Baiser de la Fée," and costumes for a Broadway musical. In 1946 Halicka published a memoir, "Hier, Souvenirs."

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (2 prints (19 x 25 in))

Language of Materials

English

Other Finding Aids

For selected item-level description and images from the Alice Halicka prints, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/KA0096.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The accession date and origin of this print are unknown. The print was found in the Kellen Design Archives in 2009 amongst a collection of prints by British artists from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as other formerly unidentified prints.
Title
Guide to the Alice Halicka prints
Status
Completed
Date
July 22, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin