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Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art, 1931-1999

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Creator:
Park, Marlene, 1931-
Markowitz, Gerald E., 1944-
Subject:
Alston, Charles Henry
Barnet, Will
Bolotowsky, Ilya
Bouché, Louis George
Brooks, James
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Cadmus, Paul
Citron, Minna Wright
Cronbach, Robt. (Robert M.)
Gellert, Hugo
Gottlieb, Adolph
Katz, Leo
King, Roy E.
Kotin, Albert
Lanning, Edward P.
Magafan, Ethel
Palmer, William C. (William Charles)
Refregier, Anton
Reisman, Philip
Rothschild, Lincoln
Solman, Joseph
Sternberg, Harry
Van Veen, Stuyvesant
Walton, Marion
National Personnel Records Center (U.S.)
United States.Work Projects Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
5.8 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:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research files on New Deal art are dated 1931-1999 and measure 5.8 linear feet. The research files document New Deal art projects and artists through some original correspondence with artists, printed material, interview transcripts, and several sound recordings of interviews with artists of the period. Subject files relate to WPA era art and art projects; many contain numerous photocopies of records from the Personnel Records Center and the U. S. Treasury Relief Arts Projects now in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
The collection consists primarily of artists' files documenting the WPA, The National Personnel Records Center, the Public Art Preservation Committee, and the U.S. Treasury Relief Art Project. Also found are lists of artists arranged by category, correspondence, transcripts of interviews, printed material, exhibition catalogs, monographs, photographs, slides, and sound recordings. Among the artists are: Charles Alston, Will Barnet, Ilya Bolotowsky, Louis Bouche, James Brooks, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Minna Citron, Robert Cronbach, Hugo Gellert, Adloph Gottlieb, Leo Katz, Roy King, Albert Kotin, Edward Lanning, Ethel Magafan, William Palmer, Anton Refregier, Philip Reisman, Lincoln Rothschild, Joseph Solman, Harry Sternberg, Stuyvesant Van Veen, and Marion Walton.
Citation:
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art, 1931-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art historians Marlene Park (1931- ) and husband Gerald E. Markowitz (1944- ) conducted research on New Deal art projects. Their work resulted in an exhibition "New Deal for Art: The Government Projects of the 1930's with Examples from New York City and State" (1977) and a catalog with the same title. 7), and a book, Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal (1984). Both were on the faculty of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Marlene Park served on the Public Art Preservation Committee from 1979-1982.
Provenance:
The Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz research materials on New Deal Art were donated to the Archives in 1999 by art historians Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
New Deal, 1933-1939
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6277
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216622
AAA_collcode_parkmarl
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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