About the Collection
Paul Claudel and Jean Charlot met in Washington, D.C., on December 14, 1928. Claudel was serving as French ambassador, and Charlot had come to the United States to edit the official report of the Carnegie expedition to Chich'en Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. The two Frenchmen became fast friends and collaborated on a number of projects. Among these were an article and books by Paul Claudel with illustrations by Charlot:
* Claudel, Paul, 1929."The Gods Churn the Sea" The Forum,vol 82, August, 95ff. 1930.
* The Book of Christopher Columbus: A Lyrical Drama in Two Parts. Decorations by Jean Charlot. New Haven, Yale University Press. 1933.
* Le Livre de Christophe Colomb: Drame Lyrique en Deux Parties. Illustrations de Jean Charlot. Paris: Librarie Gallimard. 1934.
* La Legende de Prakriti. Frontispiece de Jean Charlot. Paris: Gallimard, NFR. 1946.
* Les Revelations de la Salette. Illustrations de Jean Charlot. Paris: La Table Ronde.
Charlot also wrote "inscriptions" for a book on Claudel:
* Charlot, Jean, 1933. Picture Book: Thirty-two Original Lithographs. Legendes de Paul Claudel. New York: J. Becker.
In addition, there is a book on Charlot by Claudel:
* Claudel, Paul, 1931. Jean Charlot (Peintres Nouveaux). Paris, NRF.
All images and texts by Jean Charlot copyright the Jean Charlot Estate
Student interns from the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa photographed the images in 2009.
Notes on illustration numbers: There are no illustrations with the following numbers in the original source: 88, 110, 233.