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Leon Berkowitz and Ida Fox Berkowitz papers, circa 1900-1986

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Creator:
Berkowitz, Leon, 1919-1987
Berkowitz, Ida Fox, 1913-1979
Subject:
Burton, Scott
De Kooning, Elaine
Kern, Helmuth F.
Okamura, Arthur
Ulbricht, John
Washington Workshop Center for the Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
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 collection documents the lives of painter and educator Leon Berkowitz and his first wife, poet Ida Fox Berkowitz, and provides insight into the cultural and artistic climate in 1940s and 1950s Washington D.C. through correspondence, notes, sketches, photographs, printed material, and audio cassettes. Topics include Leon Berkowitz' philosophy of painting, a 1940s U.S. Army art therapy project, the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts (1940s-1950s), WCFM radio station (1949-1953), and exhibitions of Leon's paintings. The collection also contains some of his lecture notes and photographs of the couple's European and Mexican trips. Correspondents include Helmuth F. Kern, co-founder of the WWCA; painters John Ulbricht, Elaine de Kooning, Arthur Okamura, and sculptor Scott Burton.
REEL 2786: Printed materials.
Citation:
Leon Berkowitz and Ida Fox Berkowitz papers, circa 1900-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 2786 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Leon Berkowitz (1919-1987) was a painter in Washington, D.C.Birthdate also cited as 1911. Ida Fox was a poet. With his first wife, poet Ida Fox (1913-197?), and Helmuth Kern, Berkowitz co-founded the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts (1945-1956) and the short-lived Washington D.C.-based cooperative radio station WCFM (1949-1953).
Provenance:
Leon Berkowitz donated the papers of his first wife, Ida. After his death his second wife, Maureen Berkowitz, donated his papers.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art
Color-field painting
Painters
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9551
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211751
AAA_collcode_berkleon
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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