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Rudy Burckhardt papers, 1934-1990

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Creator:
Burckhardt, Rudy, 1914-1999
Subject:
Cornell, Joseph
De Kooning, Willem
Flavin, Dan
Frankenthaler, Helen
Gross, Chaim
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)
Kline, Franz
Lichtenstein, Roy
Nevelson, Louise
Noguchi, Isamu
Pettet, Simon
Rockefeller, David
Stella, Frank
Leo Castelli Gallery
Richard Green Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.0 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 papers of photographer, filmmaker, and painter Rudy Burckhardt measure 5.0 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1990. The bulk of the collection consists of black and white negatives which document over 260 mid-to-late twentieth century modern artists, their work, studios, and/or exhibitions. Notable artists include Willem de Kooning, Dan Flavin, Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Stella, and many others. Burckhardt was hired to photograph for a number of New York art galleries such as the Leo Castelli Gallery and Green Gallery; art collectors including Chaim Gross and David Rockefeller; and art magazines such as ARTnews. Personal papers include announcements and an exhibition catalog; clippings; photographs on postcards; and a book, entitled, "Conversations with Rudy Burckhardt About Everything," by Simon Pettet, 1987.
Citation:
Rudy Burckhardt papers, 1934-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
The donor, Yvonne Jacquette Burckhardt, has retained copyright where applicable to negatives of photographs taken by Burckhardt. AAA has been given a non-exclusive license to reproduce and display.
Related Materials:
Available in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Rudy Burckhardt conducted by Martica Sawin on January 14, 1993.
Biography Note:
Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999) was a Swiss-American photographer, filmmaker, and painter based in New York, New York, during the post-World War II era.
Provenance:
The first accession of biographical material was donated to the Archives of American Art by Rudy Burckhardt in 1993. A second installment of photographic material was donated by Yvonne Jacquette Burckhardt, Burckhardt's widow, in 2011.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Filmmakers
Negatives
Painters
Photographers
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6366
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215188
AAA_collcode_burcrudy
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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