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Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, [ca. 1942-1993]

Creator:
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976
Subject:
Posner, Howard
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.1 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:
Correspondence, including Berger's Army correspondence to Frieda Humowitz (some illustrated) and miscellaneous correspondence (some letters are xeroxes); sketches by Berger; Berger sketchbook from time he spent in Ireland and Portugal in 1988; 7 Berger appointment books containing sketches, addresses, and notes; photographs of work by Powers; Powers and Berger passports containing photographs of them and their son, Adam; 2 photographs of Berger taken by Michael Peirce; reproductions of work; exhibition related material; printed material; and clippings.
Also included are a videotape, "Jason Berger/At the Edge of the World," (1993) produced by Howard Posner; and material relating to The Direct Vision including, correspondence, writings, exhibition related material, clippings, press releases, an application for financial assistance, and legal documents pertaining to incorporation.
Citation:
Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, [ca. 1942-1993]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
Video, "Jason Berger/At the Edge of the World": Copyright retained by Howard Posner, producer.
Biography Note:
Painters; Boston, Mass. Berger and Powers were married until her death in 1976. They helped to form, along with their son, Adam, and other artists, a group called The Direct Vision. Their son is a poet and painter; Brookline, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Jason Berger. The video was donated by Berger and Howard Posner, the video's producer. Additions are expected.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Direct vision (Group of artists)
Painters
Painters
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215727
AAA_collcode_bergjaso
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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