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Handwritten is a place and space for pen and paper. We showcase things in handwriting, but also on handwriting. And so, you'll see dated letters and distant postcards alongside recent studies and typed stories. 

Pen to Paper | Interviews

Dan Flavin, letter to Ellen Johnson

Dan Flavin, letter to Ellen Johnson

Thomas Eakins's Precise Pen: A Reflection by Akela reason

Scholar Akela Reason discusses the origins and context of Thomas Eakins's penmanship.

Innovative & Curated: dan flavin's Art & Life

An interview with Tiffany Bell about artist Dan Flavin's lights and letters.

Charles Burchfield: Better Title Here

An interview with Tullis Johnson

All images from Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art by Mary Savig, published by Princeton Architectural Press 2016. Images courtesy of Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.