While on an extended stay in Mexico, painter Richard Kozlow (b. 1926) wrote to his friends and dealers Lester and Kittie Arwin, owners of the Arwin Gallery in Detroit, about his work for an upcoming show, "I think they are the best group I have ever done...all big and bold...and all of the mountains." Kozlow may have been thinking of Detroit in January when he sketched himself as a beaming, buoyant tourist in the tropical sun. The sale of his Mexican paintings financed his trip to Majorca, Spain, the following year.
Richard Kozlow to Lester and
Kittie Arwin, January 19, 1961. 1 p., 26 x 20.2 cm.; 1 drawing, ink on paper.
Arwin Gallery records, Archives of American Art
A note: I found this page on the Smithsonian site a few years ago.
For some reason, probably because it is now part of a travelling exhibition,
it no longer comes up in searches. Luckily I cached the page, so I could post it here.
I am checking to make sure this is acceptable to the Archives.