The New School Archives Digital Collections

Dora Mathieu portrait sketches 1938-1968 (bulk 1965-1968)

Collection, KA0032

About

Dora Mathieu (1909-1980) taught fashion drawing in the Parsons School of Design Fashion Illustration Department, 1964-1966. The Kellen Design Archives holds 29 of Mathieu's sketches, depicting notable designers of the mid-20th century. Although the earliest dated portrait is from 1938, the bulk of the collection was created between 1965 and 1968.

Related Archival Materials

A letter from Dora Mathieu to Bonwit Teller display designer Dan Arje is present in the Dan Arje papers (KA.0001) in the Kellen Design Archives.

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Collection Guide

Guide to the Dora Mathieu portrait sketches

Related person/organization

Dora Mathieu