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Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983

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Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994
Subject:
Bannard, Walter Darby
Frankenthaler, Helen
Davis, Gene
Baziotes, Ethel
Still, Clyfford E.
Fuller, Peter
Avedisian, Edward
Goodnough, Robert
Hosaisson, Philippe
Dzubas, Friedel
Bush, Jack
Rothko, Mark
Smith, David
Pepper, Beverly Stoll
Newman, Barnett
Emmerich, Andre
Diebenkorn, Richard
Feeley, Paul
Francis, Sam
Smith, Kimber
Wisenski, Kurt
Olitski, Jules
Truitt, Anne Dean
Dorazio, Piero
Hofmann, Hans
Moffett, Kenworth W.
Noland, Kenneth
Solomon, Deborah
Connolly, Cyril
Caro, Anthony
Krauss, Rosalind E. (Epstein)
Motherwell, Robert Burns
Waddington, Leslie
Sander, Ludwig
O'Faolin, Nuala
Gottlieb, Adolph
Kainen, Jacob
American Committee for Cultural Freedom
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
8.6 linear ft.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1950s-1983 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 2: Business and Financial Records, 1940-1983 (Box 1; 12 folders) Series 3: Correspondence, 1937-1983 (Boxes 1-8; 7 linear feet) Series 4: Artwork, 1973 (Box 8; 1 folder) Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1967-1983 (Box 8; 3 folders) Series 6: Printed Material, 1950-1982 (Box 8; 2 folders) Series 7: Restricted Material, 1963-1983 (Boxes 9-11; 1.2 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Material on estate of David Smith; loan agreements, 1963-1974; a selection of documents concerning sales; and correspondence with Peter Fuller and Nuala O'Faolain: ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required
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 papers of influential New York art critic Clement Greenberg measure 8.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1983. The bulk of the papers (7 feet) consists of letters from art critics, artists, family, friends, galleries, and museums, with some letters from Greenberg.
Citation:
Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the papers were originally microfilmed as loans and are still available on microfilm reels N69-91, N70-7, and N737 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. The arrangement of the papers on microfilm does not match the current arrangement of the papers.
Related Materials:
Clement Greenberg loaned papers for microfilming on reels N69-91, N70-7, and N737 between 1968-1969. Most, but not all, of these papers were later donated by Greenberg.
The Portland Art Museum holds Clement Greenberg's private art collection as well as a library of exhibition catalogs.
Biography Note:
Clement Greenberg (1909-1994) was an art critic from New York, N.Y. Greenberg was a highly influential critic of the 1940s who advocated the formal purity of flatness in modernism. Greenberg studied at the Art Students League and at Syracuse University.
Language Note:
Five percent of the letters are in French.
Provenance:
Clement Greenberg donated his papers in several accretions between 1984 to 1991; portions had initially been lent for microfilming, 1968-1969.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Modernism (Art)
Art
Art critics
Etchings
Photographs
Interviews
Art criticism
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11085
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211173
AAA_collcode_greeclep
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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