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Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994

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Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-2004
Subject:
Rothko, Mark
Mailer, Norman
Stamos, Theodoros
Vonnegut, Kurt
De Groot, Nanno
Hofmann, Hans
Bultman, Fritz
Motherwell, Robert Burns
Williams, William Carlos
Nevelson, Louise
Guston, Philip
Frankenthaler, Helen
Kunitz, Stanley
Tworkov, Jack
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.6 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994, measure 1.6 linear feet and reflect Asher's career as a poet, painter, and sculptor, and her friendships with many of the more prominent artists of the mid-twentieth century. The collection contains biographical material, letters, writings, works of art, business records, printed material, and photographs. Notable correspondents found in the collection include Fritz Bultman, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Norman Mailer, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Jack Tworkov, and Kurt Vonnegut. Among the photographs are one of Asher with Mark Rothko in his studio and one with William Carlos Williams.
Citation:
Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4938-4939 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Funding:
Funding for the microfilming of the collection was provided by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.
Biography Note:
Elise Asher (1914-2004) was a painter, sculptor, and poet from New York, N.Y. Asher was married to painter Nanno de Groot from 1949 to 1957. A year later she married poet Stanley Kunitz, whose work she often illutrated.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1995 by Elise Asher.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Christmas cards
Illustrated letters
Poets
Photographs
Women sculptors
Women painters
Works of art
Slides (photographs)
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5827
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208667
AAA_collcode_asheelis
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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