May 10, 1974 Alexander Calder Sache 37 Indre-et-Loire France Dear Mr. Calder: I have read in your autobiography that you knew personally Arthur Jerome Eddy. I was delighted to see this reference to Eddy, because I am keenly interested in him and his role in the development of modern art in America. For some reason I missed this reference when I first read your autobiography or perhaps I did not pay close attention because at the time I was not so interested in Eddy. I now think he is a key figure in the collection, appreciation, and understanding of modern European and American art. You are one of the few people alive who knew Eddy, and I would like very much to have your cooperation in giving me your recollections of the man. I realize this may be difficult to do since you are far from the United States and a personal chat would be much easier for you. However, I wonder if you would mind taking the time to write me, as extensively or briefly as you like, your thoughts and recollections about Eddy. It really will mean a great deal, as I say, because people who knew him are so rare nowadays. You have the additional advantage of having known him early in his life. Whatever you say will be of value to me, I can assure you. I also want to thank you for your kind help to my student, Ms. Joan Marter, who is coming along very nicely in her dissertation writing. I will look forward to hearing from you, I hope, in the near future. Sincerely, William I. Homer Chairman WIH: bat
William Innes Homer Papers. Georgia OKeeffe Museum Research Center Archives.
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