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David Kasmire papers, 1949-1968

Creator:
Kasmire, David
Subject:
McNeil, George
Crehan, Hubert
Cherry, Herman
Nevelson, Louise
Berenson, Bernard
Zogbaum, Wilfrid
Gechtoff, Ethel
Gechtoff, Sonia
Spohn, Clay Edgar
Bolles, John S.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft.
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:
Letters to David Kasmire from Hubert Crehan, Sonia Gechtoff, George McNeil, Wilfred Zogbaum describing the art scenes and the people involved in New York City and San Francisco between 1949 and 1968, including John Bolles, Herman Cherry, Ethel Gechtoff (Etya), Louise Nevelson Clay Edgar Spohn and others; a letter from Bernard Berenson to "Preston," Mar. 23, 1949; 1 photograph of Hubert Crehan and a group photograph of Crehan with Sonia Gechtoff and others; a photo postcard of the "Monkey Block" in San Francisco where artists Crehan, Sonia Gechtoff, Elmer Bischoff, James Weeks and others had studios; and 3 clippings, including an announcement for Sonia Gechtoff and Crehan exhibitions, n.d. and a story on the razing of the historic "Monkey Block" (1958).
Citation:
David Kasmire papers, 1949-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Had a studio in Montgomery Block, also known as "Monkey Block" in San Francisco, built in 1853, and occupied by artists and writers from early 1900s until its demolition in 1959.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by David Kasmire.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Artists' studios
Historic buildings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10797
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214514
AAA_collcode_kasmdavi
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214514

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