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Guide to the Matt Kahn Papers
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Materials include professional files, teaching files (including videos of lectures), and photographs.
Matt Kahn graduated from Cranbook Academy of Art in Michigan, and began teaching at Stanford University in 1949, where he has taught painting, drawing, sculpture and design. In 1992-93, he received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. His teaching career has focused on design, where he was an active and influential mentor to generations of aspiring designers and talented students. While at Stanford, Professor Kahn also worked as an artistic consultant to Eichler Homes, the developer of modernist homes in California in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1957 and 1958, he served as Director of the U.S. State Department's Craft and Development Program in Cambodia. Professor Kahn has garnered national prominence for his exploration of multiple art forms, from painting to sculpture, textiles, metalwork, furniture design and interiors. Over the years, he has participated in multiple exhibitions at major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Portland Art Museum in Oregon, and the Museum of Craft+Design in San Francisco.
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All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
The materials are partially restricted. Student grade books (box 5) and student/faculty recommendations & endoresements (box 6) are restricted 75 years from date of creation. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.