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Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Davis, Bill  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray Kaiser  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Kadish, Reuben  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Gruen, John Jonas  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper)  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Burckhardt, Rudy  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R.  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
McCoy, Sanford  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
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Physical Description:
16.1 linear feet
The collection is arranged into 2 series: Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock, circa 1914-1984 (Box 1-7, 16, OV 18, FC 19-22; 7.4 linear feet) Series 2: Lee Krasner papers, circa 1927-1984 (Box 7-15, 17; 8.6 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2008 and is available online via AAA's website. The Jackson Pollock papers and photographs from the Lee Krasner papers were scanned from originals. The bulk of the Lee Krasner papers were digitized from 7 reels of microfilm.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
Found in the Archives of American Art are the Charles Pollock Papers, 1902-1990, which includes correspondence, photographs, and other files relating to his brother, Jackson Pollock. Other resources in the Archives are oral history interviews with Lee Krasner, including a series of interviews conducted by Dorothy Seckler between 1964 and 1968, and interviews conducted by Barbara Rose in 1966 and Doloris Holmes in 1972.
Biography Note:
Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Lee Krasner (1908-1984) were painters from New York, N.Y. and The Springs, Long Island, N.Y.
Donated 1983 by Lee Krasner, Pollock's widow and in 1985 by Eugene V. Thaw, executor of Lee Krasner's estate. The two collections were merged as one in 2007.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2006 and 2008. The bulk of the Jackson Pollock papers and photographs from the Lee Krasner papers were scanned from originals and total 15,138 images. The bulk of the Lee Krasner papers were digitized from 7 reels of microfilm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Video recordings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art