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Creator:
Valente, Alfredo, 1899-1973  Search this
Subject:
Harmon, Lily  Search this
Tschacbasov, Nahum  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Menkes, Sigmund  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Aronson, Boris  Search this
Rome, Harold  Search this
Dalí, Salvador  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
DeMartini, Joseph  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Liberte, Jean  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander  Search this
Rose, Iver  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Ormandy, Eugene  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Masson, André  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Wilson, Ben  Search this
Lax, David  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Teichman, Sabina  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Lassen, Ben  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Stark, Margaret  Search this
Ryan, Sally  Search this
Haucke, Frederick  Search this
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Lebduska, Lawrence  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Grosz, George  Search this
Alfredo Valente Gallery  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Photographs of artists; letters; printed material; and a motion picture film.
REEL D284: Exhibition catalogs, 1941-1952, from the Valente Gallery, and clippings; a letter and a sketch from Henry Miller; and a scrapbook containing photographs by Valente of 41 artists, their art work and clippings. Photographs of artists include Boris Aronson, Milton Avery, Arbit Blatas, David Burliuk, Mario Carreño, Joseph DeMartini, Alexander Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Jose Ferrer, Adolph Gottlieb, Marion Greenwood, William Gropper, Chaim Gross, George Grosz, Robert Gwathmey, Lily Harmon, Marsden Hartley, Frederick Haucke, Frank Kleinholz, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Ben Lassen,Sigmund Menkes, Jose Clemente Orozco, Abraham Rattner, Iver Rose, Sally Ryan, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Margaret Stark, Sabina Teichman, Anthony Toney, Nahum Tschacbasov, Abraham Walkowitz and Ben Wilson.
REEL 2802: A letter from the National Gallery of Art regarding Valente's film "Art Discovers America"; exhibition catalogs on and written by Valente; clippings; and 30 photographs by Valente of 20 artists.
REEL 3480: Two letters from Henry Miller, dated 1943 and 1945. The letters refer to a "watercolor pad and brushes", and Miller also thanks Valente for a portrait of Abe Rattner.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs by Valente of artists, each accompanied with the artists' self-portrait. Included are Milton Avery, Arbit Blatas, David Burliuk, Mario Carreño, Alexander Dobkin, Philip Evergood, Chaim Gross, Lily Harmon, Frank Kleinholz, Ben Lassen, David Lax, Lawrence H. Lebduska, Jean Liberte, Jose Orozco, Harold Rome, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, Margaret Stark, Sabina Teichman, Anthony Toney, Nahum Tschacbasov, Abraham Walkowitz, and Ben Wilson and 4 photographs of composer Eugene Ormandy which are on the back of the Blatas portraits.
UNMICROFILMED: "Art Discovers America" (MGM shorts), ca. 1945, a 16mm b&w, 400 ft. film regarding the "new public interest" in American art. The film traces the trend back to the exhibition of The Eight, and shows various artists at work, including John Sloan, Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh, and Abraham Walkowitz. The film was produced by Regency Pictures. Valente was the photographer and co-director along with Hal Frater.
REEL 439-441 AND SCANNED Photos of artists, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I, have subsequently been scanned and returned to the Valente papers.
Citation:
Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels D284, 2802, and 3480 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Access copies of the motion picture film "Art Discovers America" include a 16 mm projection print as well as digital video copies.
Location of Originals:
Reel D284 (except scrapbook): Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Alfredo Valente, after microfilming.
Funding:
Funding for the preservation of the motion picture film "Art Discovers America" provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Biography Note:
Photographer; New York City.
Provenance:
Material on reel D284 lent for microfilming by Valente, 1966; Mrs. Valente subsequently donated the scrapbook, 1979. Material on reels 2802, and 3480 donated by Mr. & Mrs. Valente, 1966 through 1979. Unmicrofilmed material donated by Harold Rome, 1988. An additional 35 photos of artists were donated by Valente ca. 1966, and microfilmed on reels 439-441 with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection I; search under Valente for more information. Many of the photographs are duplicates.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Art and photography  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213857
AAA_collcode_valealfr
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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