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Chère Caresse: More About the Artists

Companion to the Exhibit of Art from the Crosby Papers at the University Museum

Chère Caresse: Art in the Crosby Papers

Caresse Crosby was a publisher and patron of the arts whose impact and connections spanned the Lost Generation and the Beat Generation. From the Black Sun Press in 1920s Paris to her arts quarterly Portfolio (1947-49), Crosby offered creative space to the avant-garde and to those buffeted by world war. "Chère Caresse: Art in the Crosby Papers" showcases original works she collected over her long career, including an early series by Romare Bearden and intriguing pieces from Man Ray, Dorothea Tanning, Alberto Giacometti, Charles Bukowski and the German Decadent illustrator Alastair.

"Chère Caresse: Art in the Crosby Papers" will open August 22, 2023, at the Southern Illinois University Museum, 1000 Faner Drive in Carbondale.

Follow the links or read the books below to learn more about the artists included.


Romare Bearden

Charles Bukowski

Jean Cocteau

Eldzier Cortor

Salvador Dalí

May den Engelsen

Max Ernst

Pericle Fazzini

Alberto Giacometti


George Grosz

Jean Hélion

Ian Hugo

D.H. Lawrence

Pietro Lazzari

Man Ray

Henri Mattise

Henry Miller

Amedeo Modigliani

Samuel Rosenberg

Angelo Savelli

Dorothea Tanning

Kristians Tonny