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Margit Varga papers, 1931-1985

Creator:
Varga, Margit V., 1908-2005
Subject:
Painters and Sculptors' Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.0 linear ft. (on a partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Seven scrapbooks (1931-1982), annotated sketchbooks and other materials cover Margit Varga's career. One scrapbook documents the activities of the Painters and Sculptors' Gallery, 2 contain photographs of Varga and printed material concerning her work as Art Director at LIFE magazine, and 4 have photographs of Varga's paintings, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a few letters concerning Varga's career as a painter. Other materials include 2 biographical accounts (1970, 1982), an outline for the Time-Life book AMERICA'S ARTS AND SKILLS, annotated sketchbooks (1955-1984), clippings (1941-1980), exhibition catalogs (1938-1985), and covers for 3 of Varga's books.
Citation:
Margit Varga papers, 1931-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4062 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Margit Varga, after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Art director and painter; New York, N.Y. Born in New York City of Hungarian parents, Varga studied at the National Academy of Design and received art training at the Art Students League with Boardman Johnson and Robert Laurent. In 1931, frustrated by the indifference of art dealers to works by younger artists, she opened a cooperative Painters and Sculptors' Gallery, which stayed in business for 3 years. Beginning in 1936, Varga worked for many years for LIFE magazine. In 1960, she became art consultant for TIME, Inc.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1988 by Margit Varga.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art directors
Art galleries, Commercial
Cooperative societies
Exhibition catalogs
Painters
Painting, Modern
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Women artists
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9042
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211232
AAA_collcode_vargmarg
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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