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Correspondence, photographs, writings, works of art, and printed material regarding Marvin Cherney. Correspondence is with family, museums, art organizations, and the Eisendrath Synagogue. Also included are 50 letters of condolences to Anna Cherney, Cherney's widow, regarding his death. Photographs are of Cherney, his family and friends, models, paintings, studio, and a 1956 exhibition opening at Bernhardt Crystal Gallery. Also included are color transparencies, negatives, 38 slides of works of art as well as 66 black and white photographs of paintings by Cherney, each identified with title, date, media, dimensions, and Kennedy Galleries, Inc. stock numbers, and notes by Cherney about his work. Works of art include 5 drawings by Cherney, ca. 1952. Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and a scrapbook containing childhood memorabilia. Also included is a scrapbook , compiled by Anna Cherney, containing letters from galleries and institutions, newspaper clippings of reviews of Cherney's exhibitions, exhibition announcements and invitations (most of which are photocopies as the location of the originals is unknown to Anna Cherney).
Marvin Cherney papers, 1928-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter; New York, N.Y. b. 1925. d. 1967
Donated 1979 and 2007 by Anna Cherney, Cherney's widow.
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