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Nell Blaine papers, 1930-1985

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Creator:
Blaine, Nell Blair Walden, 1922-1996
Subject:
Astor, E.
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh),
Barker, Kit
Cooper, Patricia
Cornell, Joseph
Evans, Dilys
Flotow, Olga von
Freilicher, Jane
Garrigue, Jean
Garth, Midi
Gazzolo, Beatrice
Goff, Eleanor
Griffin, Howard
Griffin, Howard
Guggenheim, Peggy
Harmsworth, Margaret
Jason, Harry
Kinnell, Galway
Klonsky, Milton
Kresch, Albert
Laughlin, Clarence John
Levertov, Denise
Moore, Marianne
O'Hara, Frank
Rivers, Larry
Ross, Alvin
Smith, Constance
Tobey, Mark
Von Wicht, John
Watrous, Jane
Wright, Clifford
Young, Gayle
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.7 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
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:
Biographical material, correspondence, business records, writings, art works, and printed material. Also included are papers of Blaine's friend, Howard Griffin.
REEL D311: Correspondence; clippings, exhibition catalogs, and printed materials; two scrapbooks; and photographs of Blaine and her work.
Among the photographs are: 8 of Blaine's studio, 1943-1961; 5 of Blaine, one each with E. Astor, Dilys Evans, Olga von Flotow, Margaret Harmsworth, Midi Garth and Denise Levertov; 2 of Larry Rivers, one with Blaine, 1950; 2 of Blaine, one with art collectors Mr.and Mrs. Henry Jason and the New York City ballet dancer, Gayle Young, 1959, the other with Constance Smith, Patricia H. Cooper, Jane Freilicher, Jane Watrous, Milton Klonsky, Albert Kresch. In addition there is a photograph of the dancer Eleanor Goff modeling a costume designed by Blaine, 1946.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with friends, dealers, collectors, writers, institutions and others,including Kit Barker, Peggy Guggenheim, Midi Garth, Carolyn Harris, Galway Kinnell, Larry Rivers, John Von Wicht, Beatrice Gazzolo and others; correspondence regarding the publication of Breakthrough by Daisy Aldan and Nell Blaine; a book, Love Aspects, by Howard Griffin, illustrated by Blaine and photographs of Blaine, her studio, Howard Griffin, and friends and relatives.
Howard Griffin material includes research material on Joseph Cornell byGriffin, and letters to Griffin from W. H. Auden, Kit Barker, Jean Garrigue, Clarence John Laughlin, Marianne Moore, Frank O'Hara, Mark Tobey, Clifford Wright (over 100), and others. The collection also includes etchings by Alvin Ross.
Citation:
Nell Blaine papers, 1930-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel D311 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel D311 (scrapbooks only): Originals returned to Blaine after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter; New York, N.Y., Died 1996. Blaine's early work was abstract, later evolving to figurative. She was a close friend of poet and art writer Howard Griffin, and illustrated a limited edition of his Four Poems.
Provenance:
Scrapbooks on reel D311 lent for microfilming 1967; remainder donated 1980 and 1985 by Blaine. The Howard Griffin papers included in the collection were received by Blaine as executrix of Griffin's estate.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Figure painting
Painters
Painting, Abstract
Photographs
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7214
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209351
AAA_collcode_blainell
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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