Typescript: Adam Styka 1953 Art and Red Propaganda, Adam Styka. Art and Red Propaganda. Carbon copy with original typed title page. New York, 1953. Eight pages, with typed name at end, on 8 1/2 x 13 inches long, light-weight paper. An anti-Communist article portraying the Soviets as destroyers of art, ending with the conclusion that "...it will probably be necessary to appoint a special commission of real American citizens to study the question: Is the Communist art harmful to the human mind and the American way of life?" Styka attaches 14 supporting documents, listed at the end of the letter. Enclosed in original envelope addressed to Madame Huguette Clark with Styka's return address. Adam Styka (1890-1959) was a French-Polish painter, son of French painter Jan Styka. He was a disciple of the Orientalist movement, painting depictions of the American West, exotici foreign motifs, and religious themes.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925