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Werner and Yetta Groshans papers, 1926-1997

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Creator:
Groshans, Werner Emil, 1913-1986
Groshans, Yetta
Subject:
Neel, Alice
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.0 linear ft.
1997 Addition: 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:
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, slides, and printed material.
Awards and certificates, 1970-1975; a childhood drawing by Groshans with a note to his father, 1926; correspondence of the Groshans with dealers, museums, and art historians regarding Groshans paintings, their sale, exhibition, and disposition; a letter from Yetta to her parents recounting a meeting with Mrs. Rockwell Kent, 1969; Writings relate to Groshan's efforts to hire an African American instructor at the Art Students League. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, clippings and articles on Groshans, some with reproductions of his paintings, and obituaries. Photographs are of Groshans, works of art by him, exhibition installations and receptions, 1960s-1990; and seventy-five 35mm slides of Groshans works of art. Also included are two audio cassettes of Alice Neel interviews, 1979 and undated; and 3 videotapes of Groshans exhibitions, 1980 and 1987.
Citation:
Werner and Yetta Groshans papers, 1926-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Painter; New Jersey and New York; b. 1914; d. 1986. Born in Eutingen-Pforzheim, Germany, and came to U.S. in 1927. Studied with Bernard Gussow. Participated in WPA easel project. Member National Academy of Design.
Provenance:
Gift of Yetta Groshans, widow of Werner Groshans, 1992-1997.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Landscape painters
Painters
Photographs
Portrait painters
Realism in art
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10971
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214761
AAA_collcode_groswern
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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