Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, [ca. 1942-1993]
Berger, Jason, 1924-2010
Powers, Marilyn, 1925-1976
Place of publication, production, or execution:
1.1 linear ft.
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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Jason Berger and Marilyn Powers papers, [ca. 1942-1993]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Video, "Jason Berger/At the Edge of the World": Copyright retained by Howard Posner, producer.
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.
Donated 1994 by Jason Berger. The video was donated by Berger and Howard Posner, the video's producer. Additions are expected.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
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