- A few lines penned on an approximately 4-1/4 inch high by 5-3/4 inch wide picture postcard. Signed "Lincoln Kirstein". The bottom left corner of the postcard is creased. The bottom right corner is very lightly creased. Good.
Though not indicated [the address section of the card is left blank], Kirstein is writing to his psychotherapist Arthur Foxe, M.D.:"Hope you had a good summer and vacation and there are new poems and interesting patients." Psychiatrist and criminology expert Dr. Arthur N. Foxe was a collector of skating books and memorabilia and the postcard Kirstein has chosen to send him depicts Henry Raeburn's famous painting "The Rev. Robert Walker Skating".
Lincoln Kirstein [1907-1996] was an American impresario, poet, art connoisseur, philanthropist and cultural figure in New York City, noted especially as co-founder of the New York City Ballet. He developed and sustained the company with his organizing skills and fundraising for more than four decades, serving as the company's General Director from 1946 to 1989.
DANCE; BALLET; AUTOGRAPH LETTER ON A POSTCARD SIGNED BY AMERICAN IMPRESARIO AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET LINCOLN KIRSTEIN.; ALS; A.L.S.; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; PSYCHIATRIST ARTHUR N. FOXE, M.D.