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Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998

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Creator:
Yamin, Alice D., 1905-2002
Subject:
Aach, Herbert
Aziz, Barbara Nimri
Bernard, Frank S.
Bolotowsky, Ilya
Briggs, Ernest
Brody, Lily
Bultman, Fritz
De Kooning, Elaine
Fromboluti, Sideo
Ginsberg, Henry
Glarner, Fritz
Gottlieb, Adolph
Grillo, John
Johnson, Buffie
Katz, Alex
Lipkind, Maria
Lipkind, William
Littlefield, William Horace
Mason, Alice Trumbull
Robinson, Boardman Michael
Mumford, Daphne
Newman, Barnett
Oeri, Georgine
Oeri-Sarasin, Gertrude
Pavia, Philip
Rothko, Mark
Schmid, Elsa
Siskind, Aaron
Teller, Jane S.
Yamin, Leo
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.0 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:
Found within the papers are letters from artists, writers, galleries, and CIGY-GEIGY Corporation for whom Yamin worked as an art consultant. The collection also contains exhibition files, printed material, and photographs of Yamin, family members, and colleagues.
The most significant series consists of letter files, which also contain scattered printed material and photographs collected by Yamin, concerning specific individuals and organizations. Represented within the files are artists Herb Aach, Ilya Bolotowsky, Ernest Briggs, Lily Brody, Fritz Bultman, Elaine DeKooning, Sideo Fromboluti, Fritz Glarner, Adolph Gottlieb, John Grillo, Buffie Johnson, Alex Katz, William H. Littlefield, Alice Trumbull Mason, Elizabeth McFadden, Daphne Mumford, Barnett Newman, Philip Pavia, Mark Rothko, Elsa Schmid, and Jane Teller; curator Henry Ginsburg; writers Barbara Nimri Aziz, Georgine Oeri, Gertrud Oeri-Sarasin, and Leo Yamin; and galleries including the Ingber Gallery and the Landmark Gallery. There are also letter files concerning the CIGY-GEIGY Corporation; for Alice Yamin's brother, businessman Frank S. Bernard, and the town of Chilmark, Massachusetts, where the Yamins spent their summers. Even though Yamin's responses to the letters are not included in the collection, this series illustrates the wide range of her friendships and associates in the art business.
Also found are exhibition files containing letters, prospectuses, business records such as loan agreements, clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs concerning the inclusion of Yamin's art work primarily in group exhibitions. Printed material consists of miscellaneous clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs that do not relate to the exhibition files, as well as miscellaneous booklets, brochures, and a copy of the book American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages published by the Corcoran Gallery of Art which contains a reproduction of Yamin's work. Photographs are of Yamin, family members, and colleagues including Bill and Maria Lipkind, and Aaron Siskind.
Citation:
Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Alice Yamin (1905-2002) was a painter and art consultant in New York, N.Y. Consultant to the Ciba-Geigy collection, circa 1965-1975.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Alice Yamin and in 2002 by Harry Smith, Yamin's nephew.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Consultants
Painters
Painting
Photographs
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6897
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209026
AAA_collcode_yamialic
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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