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Finding aid for the Getty Research Institute Collection of Ladislav Sutnar Papers, 1897-1976
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This finding aid describes five separate collections related to Ladislav Sutnar (1897-1976), a pioneer of modern design, acquired by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) from 1991 to 2013. The archives document Sutnar's work in the areas of graphic design, product design and exhibition design in his native Czechoslovakia and in the United States.
Ladislav Sutnar had a prolific career as a designer in his native Czechoslovakia in the 1920s and 1930s and subsequently in the United States. Noted for his graphic, industrial and exhibition design work, which drew on the current trends in modernist aesthetics, Sutnar was also one of the earliest practitioners of what has become known as information design.
44.6 linear feet (33 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
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Open for use by qualified researchers. The fragile materials in 2013.M.6.bx1* and the blocks in 2013.M.6 bx9*-bx10* require special handling.