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Alice Yamin papers, 1927-1998

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Creator:
Yamin, Alice D., 1905-2002
Subject:
Mason, Alice Trumbull
Lipkind, Maria
De Kooning, Elaine
Oeri-Sarasin, Gertrude
Schmid, Elsa
Aach, Herbert
Grillo, John
Johnson, Buffie
Littlefield, William Horace
Newman, Barnett
Oeri, Georgine
Pavia, Philip
Bernard, Frank S.
Yamin, Leo
Rothko, Mark
Lipkind, William
Glarner, Fritz
Bolotowsky, Ilya
Robinson, Boardman Michael
Fromboluti, Sideo
Ginsberg, Henry
Brody, Lily
Siskind, Aaron
Bultman, Fritz
Briggs, Ernest
Mumford, Daphne
Aziz, Barbara Nimri
Gottlieb, Adolph
Teller, Jane S.
Katz, Alex
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:
Painters
Painting
Women artists
Consultants
Photographs
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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