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Jack Tworkov papers, circa 1926-1993

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Creator:
Tworkov, Jack, 1900-1982
Subject:
Yunkers, Adja
Katz, Paul
Hartigan, Grace
Summerford, Joe
Cézanne, Paul
Matter, Herbert
Lindeberg, Linda
Ashbury, John
Osborn, Robert Chesley
Demarco, Ricky
Wheeler, Dennis
Newman, Arnold
Newman, Michael
Calfee, William H. (William Howard)
Thorne, Joan
Wise, Howard
Blinken, Donald M.
Cavallon, Giorgio
Westenberger, Theo
Ashton, Dore
Bartlett, Jennifer
Rothko, Mark
Forge, Andrew
Dickinson, Edwin Walter
Knaths, Karl
Herzbrun, Helene
Praeger, David A.
Ponsold, Renate
Leo Castelli Gallery
Zabriskie Gallery
Poindexter Gallery
Stable Gallery
Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Egan Gallery
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
9.7 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Jack Tworkov papers measure 9.7 linear feet and are dated 1926-1993, with the bulk from the period 1931-1982. Tworkov's work as a painter and influential teacher, as well as his personal life, are documented by extensive journals and substantive correspondence that record his ideas about art and teaching, and illuminate his relationships with friends, colleagues, and students. Many sketchbooks, writings, interviews, photographs, and moving images are also included.
Citation:
Jack Tworkov papers, circa 1926-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Reels N70-38 & 62 Originals returned to Jack Tworkov after microfilming.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Use Note:
Reels N70-38 & 62 Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Helen Tworkov or Hermine Ford (see 583 for addresses).
Related Materials:
Portions of the Jack Tworkov papers were loaned by Mr. Tworkov in 1970 and 1971 for microfilming on reels N70-38 and 62. Some of these materials were not part of the later 2009 gift and are still available on microfilm and for interlibrary loan. The loaned material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid but includes writings by Tworkov, including a few notebooks, notes for teaching and talks, notes on art and miscellaneous subjects, poems, and artist's statements; biographical data and notes; the transcript of a 1970 interview with Tworkov conducted by Phyllis Tuchman; and a few letters and drafts of letters, 1950-1963.
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Jack Tworkov, one conducted by Dorothy Seckler, August 17, 1962, and another by Gerald Silk, May 22, 1981. There is also a small collection of three letters written by Jack Tworkov to friend Troy-Jjohn Bramberger.
Biography Note:
New York School painter Jack Tworkov (1900-1982), best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings and as a highly regarded teacher, lived and worked in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated in 2009 by Jack Tworkov's daughters, Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Jack Tworkov in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2013, and total 11,512 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Painters
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Sketches
Diaries
Motion pictures (visual works)
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13402
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211452
AAA_collcode_tworjack2
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211452
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