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The papers of painter and assemblage artist Gary Falk measure 1.9 linear feet and date from circa 1955-2013. The papers document his career as an artist in New York through biographical material, including project proposals, student records, and items from his memorial service; a small amount of personal correspondence; four notebooks; exhibition files; printed material; photographs of Falk, Falk with friends, artwork, and travel; and original artwork, including drawings, collages, and two sketchbooks.
Additional artwork (0.1 linear feet) donated 2016.
Gary Falk papers, circa 1955-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also at the Archives of American Art is one sound recording of Ned Rifkin in conversation with Gary Falk, December 5, 1984.
Gary Falk (1954-1986) was a painter and assemblage artist from New York, N.Y. Falk developed a personal sign system in his works of art. He often worked in enamel and acrylic on Plexiglas or aluminum. Falk died at the age of 32.
Donated 2005-2016 by Lillian Falk, Gary Falk's mother.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001