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A contemporary collection of painting and sculpture / selected from the collection of Eleanor Ward

Author:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Subject:
Ward, Eleanor 1912-1984 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[38] p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Call number:
N5220.W24 C66 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Stanton L. Catlin papers

Creator:
Catlin, Stanton L. , 1915-1997  Search this
Names:
Columbia Records, Inc.  Search this
Hunter College -- Faculty  Search this
Syracuse University -- Faculty  Search this
Universidad de Chile -- Faculty  Search this
Ades, Dawn  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Boulton, Alfredo  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Obregón, Alejandro, 1920-  Search this
Paternosto, César, 1931-  Search this
Paz, Octavio, 1914-  Search this
Rasmussen, Waldo  Search this
Rockefeller, David, 1915-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Sandoval, Judith Hancock de  Search this
Sebastián, Santiago  Search this
Torruella Leval, Susana  Search this
Williams, Amancio  Search this
Extent:
56.4 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Place:
Czech Republic -- description and travel
Date:
1911-1998
bulk 1930-1994
Summary:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator, gallery director, educator, and Latin American art historian Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930 to 1994. The papers are comprised of biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, teaching and project files, professional files, research files, exhibition and subject files, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical material includes six address books, two annotated calendars, four day books, curriculum vitae, interview transcripts, records of Catlin's personal book collection, and his work as a student. Correspondence is with Catlin's family and prominent artists and colleagues, such as Dawn Ades, Dore Ashton, Alfredo Boulton, Robert Motherwell, Alejandro Obregon, César Paternosto, Octavio Paz, Waldo Rasmussen, David and Nelson Rockefeller, Susana Torruella Leval, Judith Sandoval, Santiago Sebastian, and Amancio Williams. Correspondence with Columbia Records concerns Catlin's Grammy Award for best album.

There are writings and notes by Catlin and others on Latin American art, and three journals kept by Catlin during his time in the Czech Republic and Minnesota.

Teaching files document some of Catlin's work as an art history professor at Hunter College, Syracuse University, and the University of Chile. The project files document his work as a consultant or contributor on various projects abd the professional files include records of Catlin's positions as art gallery curator and director, professional memberships, conference participation, and other professional activities. Research and subject files consist of annotated material related to Latin American art, European art, and various artforms and artists.

Exhibition files are found for Art of Latin America Since Independence (1966) and other exhibitions of Latin American art. Printed materials include books with an inscription, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, magazines, and publications. There are photographs of Catlin, family and friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series.

Series 1: Biographical material , 1933-1989 (1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1994 (4.5 linear feet; Box 2-6)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1930-1993 (4.5 linear feet; Box 6-10, OV 57)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1941-1991 (1.5 linear feet; Box 10-12)

Series 5: Project Files, 1940-1993 (3.5 linear feet; Box 12-16)

Series 6: Professional Files, 1939-1994 (13.1 linear feet; Box 16-28, OV 58, 60)

Series 7: Research and Subject Files, 1938-1998 (8.0 linear feet; Box 28-36)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1941-1993 (15.6 linear feet; Box 37-51, OV 58-60)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1944-1993 (4.2 linear feet; Box 52-56)

Series 10: Photographs, 1911-1991 (0.5 linear feet; Box 56)
Biographical / Historical:
Stanton L. Catlin (1915-1997) was a curator, gallery director, educator, art historian, and expert on Latin American Art.

Catlin studied art history at Oberlin College and graduated in 1937. After graduation, he studied painting and art history at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Czech Republic for two years. Catlin received a Fogg Museum Fellowship in Modern Art at Harvard University to survey collections of art in Europe. However, the project was canceled because of World War II.

During the war, Catlin served as a Cultural Relations Representative for the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs where he assisted with exhibition arrangements throughout Latin America. In 1942, he also began teaching the history of art in the United States at the University of Chile. After the war, Catlin served in the Field Operations Division of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Displaced Persons Operation from 1945-1946.

From 1947 to 1950, Catlin served as the executive director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He received his graduate degree in art history from New York University in 1952, and shortly thereafter became editor and curator of American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. From 1958 to 1967, Catlin was the assistant director of the Yale University Art Gallery. While there, he curated the landmark exhibition Art of Latin America Since Independence in 1966, the first exhibition to include only Latin American art and the accompanying catalog remains a standard reference source. That same year, Catlin won a Grammy Award for best album notes for an essay on Mexican mural painting.

In 1967, Catlin left Yale to take a position as director of the Art Gallery at the Center for Inter-American Relations before joining the faculty of Syracuse University in 1971 and becoming director of the university's Art Gallery. He remained at Syracuse for the rest of his career.

Catlin was a consultant on the major retrospective exhibition of the work of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1986. He also worked on a project to document Mexican murals in the United States. Catlin died in Fayetteville, New York in 1997.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview conducted by Francis V. O'Connor with Stanton L. Catlin from July 1 to September 14, 1989.

The University of Texas at Austin holds a significant collection of Stanton Loomis Catlin's papers, some of which are duplicates of the papers held by the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated from 1992 to 1995 to by Stanton L. Catlin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Stanton L. Catlin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York  Search this
Minnesota -- Description and travel  Search this
Gallery directors -- New York (State)  Search this
Curators -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art, European  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Diaries
Citation:
Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.catlstan
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Ben Benn Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Benn, Ben, 1884-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1993, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Chronological professional and personal letters received by Ben Benn relating to exhibitions, affiliations with various artists' groups, and relationships with other artists and friends. Found are letters from Alfred Barr, Holger Cahill, Juliana Force, Sidney Geist, Kaj Klitgaard, Rowan and Irene LeCompte, Audrey McMahon, Elie and Viola Nadelman, Samuel Rosenblum, Harry Salpeter, and Hugh Stix, and various art galleries and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newark Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Walker Art Center Also found is correspondence from containing letters from Hudson Walker and others, relating to Benn's one-man exhibition; included are price lists of Benn's paintings.

See Appendix for list of notable correspondents from Series 2.1. and 2.3.
Appendix: Notable Correspondents from Series 2.1. and 2.3.:
Abbott, Jere, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

American Artists' Congress, 1936 (1 letter)

American British Art Center, 1944 (1 letter

American Federation of the Arts, 1959 (1 letter)

American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, 1935-1936 (3 letters)

American Society for Technion, Women's Division, Israel Institute of Technology, 1958 (4 letters)

Anderson Galleries, The, 1922 (2 letters)

Arden Studios, Inc., 1931 (1 letter)

Art Appreciation Movement, 1942

Art For Living, 1949 (1 letter)

Art USA, 1959 (2 letters)

Artists Equity Association, 1951 (1 letter)

Artists' Gallery, The, 1937-1956 (11 letters)

Artists' and Sculptors' Division, Joint Distribution Committee, 1938 (1 letter)

Artists for Victory, 1943 (1 letter)

Artists Welfare Fund, Inc., 1973 (1 letter)

Associated American Artists, 1942 (1 letter)

Avery, Milton, 1930 (1 letter)

Barr, Alfred A., 1953-1956 (2 letters): See also The Museum of Modern Art

Baziotes, William, 1942 (1 letter)

Beer-Monti, Federica, (See The Artists' Gallery)

Bender, William H., 1968 (1 letter)

Benton, Tom, undated (1 letter)

Benton, Rita and Tom, 1925 (1 letter)

Benton, Rita, 1926-1928, undated (2 letters)

Biddle, George, 1949-1950 (3 letters)

Bluemner, Oscar, 1918-1932 (2 letters)

Blume, Peter, (See The National Institute of Arts and Letters)

Board, Brewster, (See First Municipal Art Exhibition)

Bourgeois Galleries, 1917-1918 (5 letters)

Bourgeois, P., (See Bourgeois Galleries)

Bourgeois, S., (See Bourgeois Galleries)

Breckinridge, Mrs. Henry, (See City of New York, Municipal Art Committee)

Brooklyn Museum, 1931-1932 (4 letters)

Brown, George Lippincott, 1922 (1 letter)

Brownell-Lamberston Galleries, 1930 (1 letter)

Bruckel, Fred H., (See Montross Gallery)

Bry, Edith, (See Artists' and Sculptors' Division, Joint Distribution Committee)

Bummell, Peter, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Burck, Jacob, (See New Masses)

Cahill, Holger, (See First Municipal Art Exhibition): See also Works Progress

Administration/Federal Art Project

Carmel, Hilda, (See Artists Welfare Fund)

Chidsey, Alan C., 1937 (1 letter)

City of New York, Municipal Art Committee, 1936 (3 letters)

Coady, R.W., 1915-1918 (5 letters)

Codry, Patrick, (See New Masses)

Coffey, Katherine, (See The Newark Museum)

Cohen, Mildred, (See College Art Association)

College Art Association, 1932-1936 (5 letters; 1 press release)

Committee of Five/League for American Citizenship, 1928 (1 letter)

Corcoran Gallery of Art, The, 1938 (1 letter)

Dasburg, Andrew, 1921, undated (2 letters)

Educational Art Alliance, 1944 (1 letter)

The Day, 1935 (1 letter)

Egan, Charles, (See Egan Gallery)

Egan Gallery, 1946 (1 letter)

Elliott, James H., 1954 (1 letter)

Fair Lawn Art Association, The, 1950 (1 letter)

Ferargil Galleries, 1934 (1 letter)

First Municipal Art Exhibition, 1934 (2 letters)

Fisher, William, 1917-1925 (5 letters)

Fitzgerald, Eleanor M., The Studio Theatre, 1941 (2 letters)

Force, Juliana, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Ford Foundation, The, 1958-1960 (7 letters)

Forum Exhibition Committee, The, 1916 (6 letters)

Fraser, Joseph T., (See The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)

Frueh, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred, 1916 (1 invitation)

Frueh, Alfred, 1917 (1 invitation)

Frueh, Giuliette, 1923 (1 letter)

Geist, Sidney, 1939-1959 (35 letters)

Gerdts, William H., (See The Newark Museum)

Glassgold, C. Adolph, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Goff, Carleton, (See Providence Art Club)

Gollomb, Joseph, 1931, undated (2 letters)

Goodyear, A. Conger, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Hale, Robert Beverly, (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Hamlin, Elizabeth, (See Brooklyn Museum)

Hanna Ray, (See John Wanamaker New York)

Harris, Ruth F., (See The New York Times)

Hartley, Marsden, 1934 (1 postcard)

Hellman, George, 1926-1927 (2 letters): See also The New Gallery

Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1974 (1 letter)

Horch, Louis L., (See Roerich Museum)

Irvine, Rosalind, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Johnston, E.M., (See Bourgeois Galleries)

Katz, Harry, The Library of Congress, 1993 (1 letter)

Kent, H.W., (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Klitgaard, Georgina and Kaj, 1920 (1 letter)

Klitgaard, Kaj, 1921-1936, undated (8 letters)

Korzenik, Lillian, (See American Society for Technion, Women's Division, Israel Institute of Technology

Krasne, Bell, 1954-1955 (2 letters)

Kruse, Alexander Z., 1941 (1 letter)

Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, (See American Artists' Congress)

LaGuardia, Fiorello, 1941 (1 letter)

Lambertson, Dorothy, (See Brownell-Lambertson Galleries)

Lang, Gladys V., (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Laurent, Robert, 1920 (1 letter)

Lechay, James, 1971 (1 letter)

LeCompte, Rowan, 1949-1953 (12 letters)

LeCompte, Irene and Rowan, 1952-1967 (12 letters)

LeCompte, Irene, 1951-1953 (4 letters)

Lerner, Abram, (See Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)

Lewis, Robert, 1950-1952 (5 letters)

Lowry, W. McNeill, (See The Ford Foundation)

McBride, Henry, 1932 (1 letter)

McCausland, Elizabeth, 1951 (1 letter)

McKinney, Roland, (See Pepsi-Cola's Fifth Annual Art Competition): See also The Metropolitan Museum of Art

McMahon, Audrey, (See College Art Association)

Mallette, Alice, (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Marantz, Evelyn, (See Art For Living)

Marvel, Josiah P., The Springfield Museum of Art, 1932 (2 letters)

Meeting Place, The, 1931, (2 letters)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The, 1939-1957 (8 letters)

Miller, Ann, (See The Fair Lawn Art Association)

Minnigerode, C. Powell, (See The Corcoran Gallery of Art)

Montross Gallery, 1930 (1 letter)

More, Hermon, (See Whitney Museum of American Art)

Museum of Modern Art, The, 1931-1951, undated (5 letters)

Musgrove, Louis, 1935-1954, undated (4 letters)

Musgrove, Nonnie, 1963 (1 letter)

Nadelman, Elie, 1915 (1 letter): in French

Nadelman, Elie and Viola, 1921-1947, undated 6 letters)

Nadelman, Viola, 1925-1929 (4 letters)

National Society of American Art, 1934 (2 letters)

Nestor, Bernard and Dudley Pratt, (See Seattle Art Museum)

New Gallery, The, 1926-1927 (2 letters)

New Masses, 1933 (3 letters)

Newark Museum, The, 1958 (4 letters)

New York Times, The, 1938-1957 (2 letters)

Nordness, Lee, (See Art USA)

Ostrowsky, Abbo, (See Educational Art Alliance)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The, 1942-1965 (3 letters)

Pepsi-Cola's Fifth Annual Art Competition, 1948 (3 letters)

Phillips Memorial Gallery, 1929 (1 letter)

Providence Art Club, 1965 (3 letters)

Rickey, George, 1936 (1 letter)

Ritchie, Andrew C., (See The Museum of Modern Art)

Robinson, Eleanor, (See Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.)

Rockefeller, Mrs. John D., 1940 (1 letter)

Roerich, Horch L., (See Roerich Museum)

Roerich Museum, 1936 (1 letter)

Rogovin, Howard, 1956 (4 letters)

Rollins, Lloyd L., 1944 (3 letters): See also Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project

Ross, Sidney, (See Theatre in Art Exhibition)

Rowan, Edward B., (See Treasury Department, Section of Painting and Sculpture)

Saarinen, Aline B., (See The New York Times)

Salpeter, Harry, (See Harry Salpeter Gallery, Inc.)

Harry Salpeter Gallery, Inc., 1956-1961 (11 letters)

Seattle Art Museum, 1933 (1 letter)

Shahn, Ben, 1949 (1 letter)

Slatkin, Charles E., (See Charles E. Slatkin Galleries)

Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, Inc., 1959 (1 letter)

Society of Independent Artists, The, 1923 (1 letter)

Marie Sterner Fine Arts, 1930 (1 letter)

Stix, Hugh, 1930-1960 (6 letters): See also The Artists' Gallery

Theatre in Art Exhibition, 1932 (2 letters)

Treasury Department, Section of Painting and Sculpture, 1934 (1 letter)

Tschudy, Herbert B., (See Brooklyn Museum)

Usher, Elizabeth, (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Van Deventer, S., Kröller-Müller Museum, 1924 (1 letter)

Varian , Dorothy, 1937 (1 letter)

Von Groschwitz, Gustave, (See Ferargil Galleries)

Walker Art Center, 1953-1954 (17 letters)

Walker, Hudson, 1948-1958 (6 letters): See also Hudson Walker Art Center

Walkowitz, Abraham, 1928 (1 letter)

John Wanamaker New York, 1934 (1 letter)

Wehle, Harry B., (See The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Weichsel, John, The People's Guild, 1915 (1 letter)

Whitney Museum of American Art (pre-1930: Whitney Studio Club), 1927-1950, undated (16 letters)

Woodstock Artists Association, 1977 (1 letter)

Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project, 1935-1936 (2 letters)

Wright, Willard Huntington, (See The Forum Exhibition Committee)

Yiddisher Kultur Farband, 1951 (1 letter)

Zorach, William, 1916 (1 letter)

Notable Correspondents from Series 2.3: Velida Benn Correspondence, 1906-1963

Art Foundation, The, 1943 (Page proof of advertisement for Art News)

Ashton, Dore, The New York Times, 1958 (1 letter)

Avery, Sally, 1934 (1 letter)

Benton, Rita, 1925 (2 letters)

Bluemner, Oscar, undated (1 letter)

Bouché, Louis, 1918 (2 letters)

Champanier, Abram, 1933 (1 letter)

City of New York, The, Department of Parks, 1915 (Permit to paint and sketch in the boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond)

Columbia University, 1928-1929 (4 letters)

Force, Juliana, 1933 (1 letter)

Freeman, Anne, (See Juliana Force)

Furlong, Tomás, 1909-1911 (3 letters; 1 letter in Spanish)

Geist, Sidney, 1941-1949 (14 letters)

Hartley, Marsden, 1934 (1 postcard, surname omitted)

Haskell, Juliana, (See Columbia University)

Hitchings, Elisabeth J., College Art Association 1935 (1 letter)

Kelly, Anne, (See Mrs. John D. Rockefeller)

Klitgaard, Kaj, undated (1 note)

LeCompte, Irene, 1951-1953, (2 letters)

LeCompte, Rowan and Robert Lewis, 1949 (1 letter)

Mora, Luis F., 1911 (1 letter in Spanish)

Nadelman, Viola, 1942 (1 letter)

Osma, Julio, 1923-1924 (4 letters: 2 letters in Spanish)

Rockefeller, Mrs. John D., 1931 (1 letter)

Rollins, Lloyd, 1944 (2 postcards)

Salpeter, Betty and Harry, 1956 (1 letter)

Salpeter, Harry, 1960 (1 postcard)

Sanger, William, 1915 (1 letter)

Stella, Joseph, 1918 (1 letter)

Stieglitz, Alfred, 1925 (1 letter)

Weber, Max, 1918 (1 letter)

Weischel, Mr. and Mrs., 1915 (1 postcard)

Zorach, Marguerite, 1915-1916 (2 letters)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Ben Benn papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Ben Benn papers, 1905-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bennben, Subseries 2.1
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Archival Repository:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977  Search this
Extent:
(boxes 2-5, 4.7 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1981, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence is between Spohn and his colleagues, including two letters from Alexander Calder, eight letters from Mark Rothko, and twenty-eight letters from Clyfford Still.

See Appendix for an alphabetical list of correspondents from Series 2.2.
Appendix: Alphabetical List of Correspondents in 2.2:
Abend, George and Kitty Parker Abend (artists): 1950-1960 (4 letters)

Abingdon Square Painters: 1958 (1 letter)

Addison Gallery of American Art: 1958 (2 letters)

American Artists' Congress: 1938 (1 letter)

American Library of Color Slides: 1941 (1 letter)

Anderson, Claude J. K.: 1958 (1 letter)

Anderson, Wendell (poet): 1955-1956 (2 letters)

Archives of American Art: 1964 (4 letters)

Art Academy of Cincinnati: 1958-1959 (3 letters)

Art Association of Newport: 1958 (1 letter)

Art Career School: 1958 (1 letter)

Artists Equity Association: 1950 (1 letter)

Arts and Architecture: 1963 (1 letter)

Art Students League: 1958-1964 (2 letters)

Art Times: 1959 (1 letter)

Art Workshop of the Rivington Neighborhood Asociation, Inc.: 1958 (1 letter)

Ashton, Dore: 1969 (1 letter)

Ayer, Phyllis: 1956 (1 letter)

Bachels, Andrew: 1969 (1 letter)

Barnett, Rici: 1973 (1 letter)

Barron, John N.: 1966 (1 letter)

Beasley, David and Viola: 1963-1978 (11 letters)

Bender: Albert M. Bender Memorial Trust: 1947-1951 (2 letters)

Bethers, Peggy: 1940 (1 letter)

Blesh, Rudi: 1960 (1 letter)

Board of Education, City of New York: 1958-1965 (2 letters)

Booth, James W. (family friend): 1943-1956 (7 letters)

Borgenight: Grace Borgenight Gallery, Inc.: 1965 (1 letter)

Boru, Sorcha: 1932-1933 (12 letters)

Brandenburg, Helen: 1970 (1 letter)

Braunstein/Quay Gallery: 1977 (1 letter)

Briggs, Ernie: 1967-1977 (2 letters)

Bright, Beatrice: 1971-1973 (2 letters)

Brock, Midu: 1954 (1 letter)

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture: 1966 (1 letter)

Brown, Lesley: 1955 (1 letter)

Burke, Bob: 1971 (1 letter)

Burnham, Janet B.: 1950 (1 letter)

Bute, Janey: 1971 (1 letter)

Calcagno, Lawrence: 1969-1977 (5 letters)

Calder, Alexander: 1970-1972 (2 letters)

California Palace of the Legion of Honor: 1964 (1 letter)

California School of Fine Arts: 1955-1964 (2 letters)

California: University of California at Berkeley: 1940 (1 letter)

California: University of California at Santa Clara: 1975-1976 (2 letters)

Carewe, Sylvia: 1969 (1 letter)

Carr, James F.: 1967 (1 letter)

Chase Manhattan Bank: 1971 (2 letters)

Chisholm, Stuart (landscape architect): 1925 (1 letter)

Clayton, Janice: undated and 1965-1974 (6 letters)

Clifton, Jim and Mary (owners of a Spohn painting): 1956 (1 letter)

College Art Association: 1949 (1 letter)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: 1952-1970 (4 letters)

Cooke, Regina: 1955 (1 letter)

Cooley, Anne: 1941 (1 letter)

Corbett, Ed and Steff, and Rosamond Tirana: undated and 1951-1977(47 letters, including a 1962 wedding announcement for Corbett and Tirana, and a letter dated Mar 21, 1963 enclosing a photograph of Ed with an amputated foot)

Craig, Jeanne: 1963 (2 letters)

Crawford, Jane and Ernie: 1958 (3 letters)

Crehan, Hub and Anne: 1960 (1 letter)

Crewe, Sylvia: 1969 (1 letter)

Crews, Judson and Mildred (publishers of poetry magazine in Taos): 1952-1969 (4 letters)

Cumming, Ann (and Jennifer Sutcliffe): 1956 (1 letter)

Cunningham, Ben: 1950 (1 letter)

D'Arcangelo, Allan and Sylvia: 1965 (1 letter)

Dasburg, Andrew: 1961 (1 letter)

DePuy, John: 1964 (1 letter)

Diebenkorn, Richard: 1951 (1 letter)

Dilexi Gallery (L. James Newman): 1965 (1 letter)

Dixon, Budd (J.B.) and Peggy: 1954-1970 (5 letters)

Dowell-Kahl Gallery (Leone Kahl, director): 1963 (1 letter)

Drumm, Steve: 1953 (1 letter)

Durham, Charlotte: 1968-1970 (3 letters)

D'Vorzon, Berenice and Randal Goya: 1965 (1 letter)

East Hampton Gallery: undated (1 letter)

Edwards, Tom L.: 1945-1974 (2 letters)

Egri, Ted and Kit: 1958-1971

Elster, Grace-Marion: 1926 (1 letter)

Ely, Georgette and Wolcott: 1958-1969 (38 letters)

Finichel, Lilly: 1954 (1 letter)

Forster, Bertrand Dixon: 1961 (1 letter)

Forster, Paul and Else: undated and 1943-1974 (15 letters)

Fort Worth Art Center Museum: 1971 (1 letter)

Foss, Florence: 1958 (1 letter)

Fran, Ford: 1971 (1 letter)

Fryworth, Teressa (Terry) (Registrar at California School of Fine Arts): 1950-1978 (72 letters)

Fuller, Mary: see McChesney, Mary

Fuller, Patti (Ed Corbett's niece): 1955 (2 letters)

Furse, Roger: 1928-1953 (4 letters)

Gallery of Modern Art, Taos, N.M.: 1972 (1 letter)

Garcia, Enos: 1954 (1 letter)

Georgiadis, Alex: 1951 (1 letter)

Gettell, Mrs. Richard Glenn: 1958 (an invitation to meet Col. George Lincoln)

Gluck, Heidi: 1977 (1 letter)

Gomez, Dorothy Massey (mother of anthropologist Bill Massey): 1950 (1 letter)

Gomez, Joe: undated and 1971 (2 letters)

Grant, Bob: 1953-1972 (2 letters)

Grant, Carolyn: 1969 (1 letter)

Great Neck Board of Education: 1960 (1 letter)

Grimm, Marjorie: 1973 (1 letter)

Grossmann, Nancy: 1966 (1 letter)

Guggenheim: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: 1953-1954 (2 letters)

Harwood Foundation: 1953-1956 (2 letters)

Harris, Roger: 1973 (1 letter)

Hawley, W. R.: 1977 (1 letter enclosing an exhibition catalog "Unemployed Wizards")

Heischman, R. L.: undated (1 letter)

Hill, Dorothy: 1967 (2 letters)

Hocks, Fred: 1952 (1 letter)

Howard, Ellen and Galen: 1957 (1 letter)

Howard, Robert Boardman and Adaline Kent (San Francisco sculptors): 1951-1955 (2 letters)

Howard, Madge Knight and Charles H.: 1946-1954 (21 letters)

Hultburg, John and Lynne: 1959-1974 (5 letters)

Huntsville Museum of Art: see Braunstein/Quay Gallery

Hurst, Tricia: 1977 (1 letter)

Hutchinson, Mrs. D. H.: 1925 (1 letter)

Illinois: University of Illinois at Urbana: 1952 (2 letters)

Jackson: Martha Jackson Gallery: 1965 (1 letter)

Jacobson, Art (artist) and Ursula: 1950-1960 (9 letters)

Jonson Gallery: 1969-1970 (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben: 1958 (1 letter)

Kahl: Leone Kahl Gallery: 1964 (1 letter)

Karnes, Marion Watson: undated and 1947-1954 (80 letters from Spohn)

Keeney, James: 1963 (1 letter)

Kieve, Rudolph: 1971 (3 letters)

King, Vivie and Rufus: 1977 (1 letter)

Kingman, Dong: undated calling card

Kuhlman, Walt: 1957 (2 letters)

Kultberg, Lynne and John: 1965 (1 letter)

Labaudt, Lucien: 1943 (1 letter)

Labaudt, Marcelle: 1956 (1 letter)

Landgren, Paula: undated (1 letter)

Lannan, J. Patrick (The Susquehanna Corporation/ The Lannan Foundation): 1966-1971 (4 letters); see Personal Business Records for correspondence pertaining to the Foundation's support of Spohn, 1961-1962

LaPlante, John (Stanford University): 1949 (1 letter)

Lazarus, Rosalind: 1960 (1 letter)

LeBow-Gould Associates: 1958 (3 letters)

Lee, Martha: 1957 (1 letter)

Lehman, Margarett: 1957 (1 letter)

Letter Shop: 1956 (1 letter)

Library of Congress Copyright Office: 1932 (1 letter concerning the trisection of an arbitrary angle)

Lippincott, Janet (artist): 1955-1956 (5 letters)

Lockwood, Ward: 1952 (1 letter)

MacAgy, Douglas and Betty: undated and 1945-1973 (13 letters)

MacAgy, Jermayne (Jerry): 1945-1948 (2 letters)

Macdowell Colony: 1975 (1 letter)

Machcinski, Barbara: 1971 (1 letter)

MacIntyre, Carlyle F.: 1945 (1 letter)

Maes, Virginia: 1941 (1 letter)

Mare, Doris and Emil: 1969 (1 letter)

Marse, John J.: 1962 (1 letter)

Marter, Joan: 1977 (3 letters)

Martin, Agnes: 1958-1975 (3 letters)

Massey, Ellen DeSelms: 1940 (2 letters)

McCarthy, Francis Joseph (AIA): 1950 (1 change of address card)

McChesney, Mary (Fuller) and Mac: 1952-1977 (62 letters, including one dated May 21, 1968 decorated with a lizard skin, one dated Jun 08, 1973 enclosing a wooden Yalalag Indian good luck charm, and one dated May 26, 1976 enclosing a photograph of group and McChesney art work at Temko mansion in Berkeley)

McCormick, Herbert: 1951 (1 letter)

McDonald, Katharyn: 1963-1964 (2 letters)

Merlin Development Company: 1962 (1 letter)

Merrick, Barbara: 1975 (1 letter)

Meyer, Fleur Cowler: 1968 (1 letter)

Miller, Dorothy (Museum of Modern Art): 1952-1977 (8 letters)

Moore Dry Dock Company: 1942 (2 letters)

Murphy, Jack W. and Dori (owners of some of Spohn's work): 1951-1976 (7 letters)

Mygatt, Tony: 1954 (1 letter)

National Collection of Fine Arts: 1977 (1 letter)

Neininger, Urban and Jeanne: 1950-1976 (48 letters)

New Mexico Highlands University: 1958-1969 (3 letters)

New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery: 1952-1957 (3 letters)

New Mexico: University of New Mexico at Albuquerque: 1957-1970 (2 letters)

New York City Transit Authority: 1962-1963 (2 letters)

New York Saucer Information Bureau: 1962-1965 (2 letters)

New York University: 1958-1960 (3 letters)

Oakland Museum (Terry St. John): 1970-1977 (33 letters)

O'Connor, Francis V.: 1979 (1 letter)

Ohio State University: 1958 (1 letter)

Oldfield, Otis: 1942 (1 letter of recommendation for Spohn for Albert M. Bender Grants-in-Aid)

Olmsted, Frederick: 1943 (1 letter)

Oregon: University of Oregon: 1974-1975 (2 letters)

Ortman, George: 1964 (2 letters)

Otto, Curtis, Roberta, and Adrienne: 1957 (1 letter)

Oxford University Press: 1949 (1 letter)

Parrett, Fred C.: undated and 1954 (2 letters)

Peale, Norman Vincent (office of): 1975 (1 letter)

Pepsi-Cola Annual Art Competition: 1947 (2 letters)

Peterson, Arline? and Pete: 1955-1957 (2 letters)

Petrovo, Miriam: 1961-1971 (11 letters)

Pitney, Peggy and Ed: 1948 (1 letter)

Queens College: 1958 (2 letters)

Ramsay, Anna R.: 1954 (1 letter)

Rankine, Vivie (Mrs. Paul Scott Rankine): 1964-1981 (5 letters)

Remington, Deborah: 1963 (1 letter)

Reminick, Harry: 1954 (1 letter)

Reynal, Jeanne: 1941 (an invitation to a reception for Arshile Gorky) and 1952 (1 letter)

Ribak, Louis and Bea: 1954-1976 (5 letters)

Richards, Tally: 1971-1980 (5 letters)

Ridiman, Bob: 1963-1970 (4 letters)

Rogoway, Marjorie and Rog: undated and 1953-1968 (15 letters)

Rosebury, Amy and Ted: 1954 (1 letter)

Rosen, Michael: 1970-1974 (4 letters)

Roswell Museum and Art Center: 1977-1978 (6 letters)

Rothko Foundation: 1971-1975 (4 letters)

Rothko, Mark and Mell: 1946-1958 (8 letters)

Rusnell, Wesley: 1972-1979 (13 letters)

Sachs Gallery: undated and 1968 (2 letters)

St. John's College: 1969 (1 letter)

Salzer, Oscar: 1955 (1 letter)

Sanders, Una and John: 1975-1977 (6 letters)

Sands, Louis: 1948 (1 letter)

San Francisco Art Association: 1939-1955 (19 letters)

San Francisco Museum of Art: 1949-1977 (18 letters)

Saxe, Suzanne: 1972-1973 (2 letters)

Scarpitta, Pat and Sal: 1968 (1 letter)

Schneiderwirth, Joan (friend of Ed Corbett): 1955 (1 letter)

School of Visual Arts: 1964-1970 (86 letters)

Schubart, Pauline: 1950 (1 letter)

Shoemaker, Peter (former student of Spohn): 1955-1958 (5 letters)

Shiras, Mary: 1958-1965 (10 letters)

Sihvonen, Oli: 1953-1977 (66 letters)

Slivka, David: 1954 (1 letter)

Smith, Hassel: 1948 (1 letter)

Spoerri, John: 1965-1977 (10 letters)

Stables Art Gallery (Leone Kahl, director): 1956-1965 (14 letters)

Stanford University: 1946 (1 letter)

Stephens, Dick and Carolyn: 1960-1965 (3 letters)

Stevens: Arthur Stevens Book Club: 1968 (1 letter)

Still, Clyfford: 1948-1968 (28 letters, including one dated Nov 1950 to Ed Corbett, and one dated Nov 29, 1963 enclosing a hand-drawn map to Still's home)

Strehler, Allen (Sociologist): 1954 (1 letter)

Summers, Al: 1952 (1 letter)

Sutcliffe, Jennifer (beautiful English girl who passed through Taos with Ann Cumming): 1956 (2 letters)

Sznajderman, Marius: 1967 (1 letter)

Taggart, Bill, Sandy, and Sean: 1968 (1 letter)

Taos Artist's Association (Taos Art Association): 1956-1964 (6 letters)

Taos Realty: 1968-1969 (3 letters)

Tatarsky, Hy and Muriel: 1952-1957 (2 letters)

Tatarsky, Stephanie: 1963-1964 (7 letters)

Taylor, Gene: 1925 (letter of introduction to Erskine Gwynne)

Temianka, Henri: 1941 (1 letter)

Tensan, Keith and Gene: 1957 (1 letter)

Terrain Gallery: 1960 (1 letter)

Terry Art Institute: 1951-1952 (7 letters)

Third Street Gallery (Helen Kaye, Director): 1950 (1 letter)

Thomas, Corine (owner of a Spohn painting): 1954-1957 (7 letters)

Tirana, Rosamond: undated and 1958-1962 (10 letters); see Corbett, Edward for additional letters

Van Duren, Allan and Betsy: 1953 (1 letter)

Van Ingen, Pat: 1973 (2 letters)

Varda, Yantoo?: 1949 (1 letter)

Visual Arts Gallery: 1967 (2 letters)

Vollmer, George A.: 1945-1948 (3 letters)

Von Herberg, Charlotte: 1950-1958 (2 letters)

Wakefield, Ruth Cravath: 1943 (1 letter of recommendation for Spohn)

Wandell, Walt and Doreen: 1958 (1 letter)

Wasley, Emily (aunt) and Sarah Rhoads (cousin): 1946-1955 (14 letters)

Wehrer, Anne: 1974 (1 letter)

Whaley, Bill: 1974 (1 letter)

White, Minor: 1963 (1 letter)

Who's Who In American Art: 1952-1969 (5 letters)

Who's Who In The Midwest: 1959 (1 letter)

Who's Who In The West: 1959 (1 letter)

Willard, Charlotte: 1960-1967 (3 letters)

Williams, Matilda A.: 1958 (1 letter)

Wilmans, Margery and Steve: 1974 (1 letter)

Winston, James W.: 1941 (1 letter)

Wise: Howard Wise Gallery: 1962 (1 letter)

Woelffer, Emerson and Diana: 1955-1958 (5 letters)

Wood, Ralph: 1960-1970 (5 letters)

Wright, Dorothy: 1926 (1 letter)

Wurlitzer: Helene Wurlitzer Foundation: 1954-1957 (3 letters)

Young-Hunter, Mrs. John: 1959 (1 letter)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unfilmed material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Part 1 of the Clay Spohn papers was loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming and is subject to all copyright laws. Part 2 is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. Part 2 is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Clay Spohn Papers, circa 1862-1985, bulk 1890-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.spohclay, Subseries 2.2
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Reuben Kadish papers

Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Names:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire, 1898-1966  Search this
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Neininger, Urban  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tully, Judd  Search this
Extent:
7.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1851-1995
bulk 1913-1995
Summary:
This collection, which measures 7.9 linear feet and dates from 1851 to 1995 (bulk 1913-1995), documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish. The papers contain biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.
Scope and Content Note:
The Reuben Kadish papers measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1995 with the bulk of the material dating from 1913 to 1995. The collection documents the life and career of muralist, sculptor, and educator Reuben Kadish and contains biographical material, letters, personal business records, an exhibition file, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, photographs, and artifacts.

Biographical material, 1938-1992, includes résumés and personal identification items. Letters are from friends and colleagues including Herman Cherry, Philip Guston, Hilaire Hiler, Jules Langsner, Urban Neininger, Charles Pollock, and Jackson Pollock. One letter from the Leonard Stark family contains a small photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Personal business records, 1952-1995, consist of legal documents, including estate papers for Ida and Reuben Kadish, and financial records. The only specific exhibition file documents the 1990 exhibition Reuben Kadish: Works from 1930 to the Present at the New Jersey State Museum in 1990.

Notes include unbound notes on mural painting, printmaking, sculpture, and other art-related topics, and handwritten translations by William H. Thomson of thirty classic texts by Homer, Horace, and Demosthenes. Writings, 1975-1992, consist of an autobiographical manuscript by Kadish, and typescripts concerning Kadish and other art-related topics by other authors including Dore Ashton, Herman Cherry, Howard Conant, and Judd Tully.

Artwork, undated and 1981-1992, includes a hundred sketches and seventeen watercolors by Kadish, and a drawing for DIG (Archeology) by Barbara Kadish. Printed material relates primarily to exhibitions for Kadish and others but also includes a baseball program autographed by Darryl Strawberry. Photographs include prints of Kadish and other artists working on murals, and photographs picturing family and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series, based on type of material. Although acquired as a gift before the rest of the collection was loaned to the Archives of American Art in 1998, eight photographs are described in Series 9: Photographs, with those included in the 1998 loan.

Each series is arranged chronologically, except Series 2: Letters and Series 6: Writings, which are arranged alphabetically according to the surname of the writer.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1992 (box 1, 3 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1934-1995, undated (boxes 1-3, 2.5 linear ft.)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1952-1995 (boxes 3-4, 37 folders)

Series 4: Exhibition File, 1989-1991 (box 4, 1 folder)

Series 5: Notes, 1851-1853, 1937-1992, undated (boxes 4-5, 35 folders)

Series 6: Writings, 1963-1992, undated (box 5, 14 folders)

Series 7: Artwork, 1981-1992, undated (box 5, sol 10, 8 folders)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1934-1993, undated (boxes 5-7, 76 folders)

Series 9: Photographs, 1913-1992, undated (boxes 7-9, sol 10, 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 10: Artifacts, undated (box 9, 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Reuben Kadish was born in Chicago on January 29, 1913. His father and mother were from Latvia and the Ukraine respectively.

In 1921, the family moved to East Los Angeles, California, where Kadish studied painting under Lorser Feitelson. During this time, he befriended Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston, who attended the Manual Arts High School.

During a trip to New York City in 1930, Kadish was impressed with the modern art, especially the work of the Surrealists, which he saw there. Upon his return to Los Angeles the following year, Kadish attended the Otis Art School, the Stickney School of Art in Pasadena, and Los Angeles City College. He also shared a studio with Philip Guston.

In 1933, Kadish, Guston and Jules Langsner were apprenticed to Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros. Their most notable work being the mural "Triumph of Good Over Evil", at the University of Morelia in Mexico. During the next three years, the three young artists collaborated on painting murals in California and Mexico. After another visit to New York, Kadish was invited to San Francisco by Bill Gaskin to head the art division of the WPA project there, a position he occupied until 1940.

From 1940, Kadish worked as a coppersmith and welder at the Bethlehem Steel Works in San Francisco until 1942, when he joined the Army as a member of the War Artist Unit, serving in India and Southeast Asia during World War II. In 1944, he rejoined his wife Barbara in the Bay Area, but they soon returned to New York City, where Kadish worked for Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17. In the summer of 1945, the Kadish painted with Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in a shared Long Island house on Slow's Point in Amagansett.

In 1946, the Kadishes moved to a dairy farm in Vernon, New Jersey, where they supported themselves by farming until 1957. A catastrophic fire in the studio destroyed most of Kadish's paintings in 1947, causing him to turn his interest to creating sculpture.

After teaching art and design at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in 1957, Kadish taught sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1958-1959. In 1960, he began his thirty-year teaching career at Cooper Union, which ended only a few months before his death on September 20, 1992 in Manhattan.
Related Material:
Other resources relating to Reuben Kadish in the Archives of American Art include an oral history interview with Kadish, April 15, 1992.
Provenance:
The eight photographs on Reel 5660 were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1984 by Reuben Kadish. The other material on Reels 5655-5660 was lent for filming in 1998 by Morris and Ruth Kadish, brother and sister-in-law of Reuben Kadish, and executors of his estate, and subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
Rights:
The Reuben Kadish papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California  Search this
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kadireub
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Additional Online Media:

Ashton, Dore and Matti

Collection Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
Collection Rights:
The Reuben Kadish papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Reuben Kadish papers / Series 2: Letters
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Robert Richenburg papers

Creator:
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Names:
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ozenfant School of Fine Arts -- Students  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
United States. Veterans Administration  Search this
Amgott, Madeline  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio, 1904-1989  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Geist, Sidney  Search this
Grad, Bonnie Lee, 1949-  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Lassaw, Ernestine  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Moulton, Lynne  Search this
Ortiz, Rafael Montanez  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Slivka, David, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
4.32 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Illustrated letters
Sound recordings
Greeting cards
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
circa 1910s-2008
Summary:
The Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008, measure 5.3 linear feet and 4.32 GB. Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, sound and video recordings, printed material, and photographs document the professional career and personal life of the educator and New York School painter and sculptor best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
The Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008, measure 5.3 linear feet and 4.32 GB. Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, audio/visual recordings, printed material, and photographs document the professional career and personal life of the educator and New York School painter and sculptor best known for his Abstract Expressionist paintings.

Biographical material includes educational records from high school through his studies at the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts using G.I. benefits. Birth, marriage,and death certificates are also found, along with Richenburg family memorabilia. There is a digital video recording of Robert Richenburg's memorial service.

Correspondence consists mostly of family letters, including some illustrated letters and many handmade cards featuring original artwork. Condolence letters addressed to Marggy Kerr are from friends, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, and acquaintances.

Subject files contain various combinations of correspondence, printed material, photographs, writings and notes relating to Richenburg's professional career and personal life. They document exhibitions, gallery representation, gifts of art work to museums and individuals, memberships, teaching activities, former students, friendships, and other aspects of his life. Files of significant interest are: The Club, Tina Dicky and Madeline Amgott, Former Students (particularly Raphael Montanez Ortiz), Bonnie L. Grad and Lynne Moulton, Hans Hofmann, Ibram Lassaw, Philip Pavia, Pratt Institute, Hilla Rebay and the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, Tibor De Nagy Gallery, and Veterans Administration.

Writings by Richenburg consist of notes, reviews, artist's statements, and the text of a speech. Also included are quotations compiled over the years by Marggy Kerr of Richenburg's comments on art and life. Among the writings by others are student papers, reviews, and poems.

Sound and visual recordings include interviews with Robert Richenburg, often conducted as research for exhibitions. Videocassettes document events such as panel discussions, and artist gatherings; a few were produced in conjunction with museum exhibitions. Also found are videotapes by video artist Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Richenburg's friend and former student.

Printed material includes items that are specifically about Robert Richenburg as well as items that incidentally mention him. The majority consist of exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Photographs show art work by Richenburg, exhibition openings and other events, and a variety of people and places. Among the events recorded is the "Artists Roundtable on Art of the '50s." Moderated by Dore Ashton, the panel included Herman Cherry, Sidney Geist, Ibram Lassaw, Mercedes Matter, and David Slivka. There are photographs of Richenburg's boyhood home in Roslindale, MA, and his house in Ithaca, NY. He is pictured with others including family members, dealers, and curators. Of particular interest are photographs of Richenburg in Provincetown, MA, 1952-1953, with friends, including: Giorgio Cavallon, Franz Kline, Ibram and Ernestine Lassaw, and Philip and Marcia Pavia. World War II photographs consist of images of art work (not by Richenburg), Richenburg and other individuals taken in France and England; a number include views of Shrivenham American University.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1910s-2006 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft., ER01; 1.66 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-2007 (Box 1; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1942-2008 (Boxes 1-3, OV 7; 2.25 linear ft.)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1950-2006 (Box 3; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 5: Sound and Video Recordings, 1996-2006 (Boxes 3-4; 0.75 linear ft., ER02; 2.66 GB)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1947-2008 (Boxes 4-5; 1.25 linear ft.)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1923-2006 (Boxes 5-6; 0.45 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Robert Bartlett Richenburg (1917-2006) was a painter and educator in New York City, Ithaca, New York, and East Hampton, New York.

At age 13, Bob Richenburg's artistic talent earned him a place in a daily class for Boston Public School students at the Museum of Fine Arts. Most classes focused on copying; of far greater benefit to the young art student was the opportunity to wander through the museum and look at art nearly every day of his high school career.

Richenburg's father was an architect who also ran a stained glass lampshade business; neither endeavor was profitable, so the family endured very hard times during the Depression. To help support the family, after school and on weekends, Bob delivered ice and coal with an older brother, a job he continued while attending night school courses in liberal arts at Boston University. He studied at George Washington University in Washington, DC, 1937-1939, often working as many as four part-time jobs to cover tuition and living expenses; during summers and school vacations, he returned to Boston to work with his brother. Due to his difficult financial situation, Richenburg's college career ended before he earned a degree.

After learning that the Corcoran School of Art charged no tuition, Richenburg returned to Washington in 1940 to study painting and sculpture. Although uninformed about the art world, he realized that New York was a better place for an aspiring artist. In 1941, he began studying with George Grosz and Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League. On his own, he studied materials and techniques and copied paintings at the Metropolitan Museum Art.

With war looming and the near certainty of being drafted, Robert Richenburg and Libby Chic Peltyn (always called Chic) married in November 1942; two weeks later, he entered the army. Richenburg spent three years in England and France as a combat engineer, transporting explosives and instructing troops in the demolition of mines and booby traps. In England, he managed a photo lab and taught drawing in the fine arts section of Shrivenham American University, a school run by the U. S. Army.

Once discharged, Richenburg returned to New York and took advantage of the G.I. Bill to continue studying painting (and for the subsistence allowance that provided modest support for his family - son Ronald was born in 1947). Richenburg studied at the Ozenfant School, 1947-1949, where he developed a life-long friendship with fellow student Ibram Lassaw.

He continued his art education with Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown, 1949-1951. During this period, Richenburg taught drawing, painting, and art history classes sponsored by the Extension Division of City College of New York and held at venues such as Brooklyn's Central YMCA, and branches of the New York Public Library. Richenburg quickly discovered that he liked teaching and enjoyed the students.

In 1951, Richenburg joined the Pratt Institute faculty and taught studio courses at night; soon, he was teaching full time during the day. Richenburg began to achieve recognition as the youngest of the Abstract Expressionists and by the early 1960s his career was well established. Tibor De Nagy Gallery in New York and Dwan Gallery in California represented Richenburg, and a number of paintings were sold to museums and private collectors. As Richenburg experimented with new ideas and materials, his work began changing. He was a popular instructor at Pratt with several promising students who also began experimenting. In 1964, when the unorthodox work of one student in particular caught the attention of Pratt administrators, Richenburg was asked to change his approach to teaching. This roused student protests, and press coverage focused on the specific situation and academic freedom in general. He chose to resign rather than alter his teaching philosophy.

Richenburg secured a position at Cornell University. The confluence of his absence from New York City and the ascendance of Pop Art were damaging, and his career was derailed when De Nagy and Dwan dropped him from their rosters a few years later. After it was clear that he would not secure tenure at Cornell, Richenburg returned to New York in 1967 and began teaching at Hunter College. Daily life in New York was harder than he remembered and, for him, the City had lost its allure.

When offered the chairmanship of the Ithaca College art department, the Richenburgs were delighted to return to tranquil Ithaca, New York. Chic died in 1977, and Bob remained at Ithaca College until retiring in 1983. In addition full-time teaching and handling administrative activities as department chairman, Richenburg made time to work in his studio practically every day. He created a large body of work in a wide variety of media and styles, moving on to new ideas and experiments after exhausting his possibilities or interest.

Beginning in 1949 with a loan exhibition organized by The Museum of Non-Objective Art, Richenburg participated in a wide range of group shows. His first solo exhibition was held in 1953 at the Hendler Gallery, Philadelphia. Over the years, he enjoyed other solo exhibitions at venues such as: David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, Dwan Gallery, Hansa Gallery, Ithaca College Museum of Art, McCormick Gallery, Rose Art Museum (Brandeis University), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Sidney Mishkin Gallery (Baruch College), and Tibor De Nagy Gallery. In the 1960s and 1970s, Richenburg's work was seldom shown, but from the mid-1980s onward there has been renewed interest.

Richenburg's work is represented in the permanent collections of many museums including Hirshhorn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition, his work was acquired by many highly regarded private collectors including Larry Aldrich, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Joseph H. Hirshhorn, J. Patrick Lannon, and James A. Michener.

Robert Richenburg and Margaret (Marggy) Kerr, a painter and sculptor living in Ithaca, were married in 1980. Ms. Kerr is known for "brick rugs" made from cut bricks forming designs for site specific sculpture and garden walks. Richenburg became close to his stepfamily of three children, Marggy's grandchildren and her mother. After he retired from Ithaca College, Bob and Marggy moved to Springs in East Hampton, New York.

Although Richenburg suffered from Parkinson's disease during the last six years of his life, he continued to work in his home studio until physically unable to produce art. He died on October 10, 2006.
Related Material:
An oral history interview of Robert Richenburg was conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art, circa 1968.
Provenance:
Donated in 2008 by Margaret Kerr, widow of Robert Richenburg, on behalf of herself and his son Ronald Richenburg.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual material with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Robert Richenburg papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donors have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Educators -- New York (State) -- East Hampton  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- East Hampton  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- East Hampton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Sound recordings
Greeting cards
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richrobe
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Harvey Quaytman

Interviewee:
Quaytman, Harvey 1937-2002 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr95043764  Search this
Writer of added text:
Ashton, Dore http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79054747 http://viaf.org/viaf/85360390  Search this
Interviewer:
Sarje, Kimmo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88624342 http://viaf.org/viaf/209865563  Search this
Author:
Quaytman, Harvey 1937-2002 Works Selections  Search this
Subject:
Quaytman, Harvey 1937-2002  Search this
Quaytman, Harvey 1937-2002  Search this
Physical description:
143 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Interviews
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Data Source:
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Collection Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1995, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Letters found here are from friends and colleagues including Herman Cherry, Philip Guston, Hilaire Hiler, Jules Langsner, Urban Neininger, Charles Pollock, and Jackson Pollock. One letter from the Leonard Stark family contains a small photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe. Some of the folders contain letters from a single correspondent, and some contain a range of correspondents, all of whom are not listed in the folder title.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.
Arrangement note:
The letters are arranged alphabetically by name of sender.
Appendix: Correspondents from Series 2:
What follows is a complete list of correspondents from Series 2: Letters, which supplements the container list in the finding aid. This list also contains details about the letters sent by each individual listed.

Correspondents Identified by First Name Only

Ab: 1962 (1 postcard)

Alice: 1972-1974 (2 letters)

Barb: undated (1 postcard)

Carleen: 1982 (1 postcard)

Carlotta: 1992 (1 letter to Jenny Lee)

Carol: 1989 (1 letter)

Cathy: undated (1 postcard)

Charley: undated (1 letter)

Clary?: 1995 (1 Christmas card to Jenny Lee)

Clay: 1971 (1 postcard)

Diana: 1971 (1 postcard)

Dolores: 1989 (1 letter)

Doug, Sarah, Molly, and Sam: undated (1 letter)

E., D., and L.: 1990 (1 postcard)

Eddie: 1992 (1 illustrated Christmas card)

Edward: undated (1 postcard)

Ernie: 1980 (1 letter)

Grace?: 1972 (1 postcard)

Honey, Francis, Nick, and Carol: 1995(1 Christmas card to Jenny Lee)

Isabelle: undated (1 letter)

Jeanne: 1987 (2 postcards)

Jeff: undated (1 postcard)

Jeffery: 1979 (1 postcard)

Jennifer: 1987 (1 postcard)

Jim: 1976 (1 letter)

Jin: undated (1 postcard)

Joanna: undated (1 postcard)

Joyce: 1992 (1 postcard)

Kate: 1972 (1 postcard)

Ken and Freida: 1972-1986 (2 letters)

Marina and Bruce: 1987-1989 (1 Christmas card and 2 postcards)

Marion: 1978 (1 postcard)

Martin: 1989-1990 (2 postcards)

Michael: 1985 (1 postcard)

Moira?: 1980 (1 postcard)

Ninette: 1962 (1 postcard)

Patsy: 1985 (1 postcard)

Rene: 1977 (1 postcard)

Roberta: undated (1 postcard)

Robyn: 1988-1989 (2 letters)

Roger and Harriet: undated (1 illustrated postcard)

Ross: 1990 (1 letter)

Sevin?: undated (1 postcard)

Steve: undated and 1994 (4 postcards)

Tom: undated (1 postcard)

Tony: 1978 (1 letter)

Wolfgang: undated (1 postcard)

Correspondents Identified by Surname

Advanced Design: 1989 (1 letter)

Agee, Jon and Carol: undated and 1982-1991 (6 letters, including 2 transparencies and 2 illustrated letters)

Albert, Calvin: 1974 (one postcard with photograph of Albert)

Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc.: see Frumkin: Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc.

Allison, Ann: 1964-1976 (2 letters)

American Art and Antiquities: 1978 (1 letter)

American Iris Society: 1988 (1 letter)

American Journal of Archaeology: 1970 (1 letter)

American National Red Cross: 1947 (1 letter)

American Turkish Society: 1973 (1 invitation)

Ames, Arthur: 1938 (1 letter)

AOI Construction, Inc.: 1986 (1 letter)

Archaeological Institute of America, New York Society: 1979 (5 letters)

Archaeometry: 1979 (1 letter)

Archives of American Art: 1976-1991 (5 letters)

Archives of the New York School: 1989 (1 letter)

Art Dealers Association of America, Inc.: 1979 (1 letter)

Art Edifices Enterprises: 1976-1979 (2 letters)

Art for Mexico: 1986 (1 letter)

Art in America: undated (1 letter)

Artists for CORE: 1965 (1 letter)

Artists for SEDF

(Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, Inc.): 1967-1968 (3 letters)

Arts Commission of San Francisco: 1988 (1 letter)

Aruz, Joanna: 1972-1986 (4 letters)

Ashford: 1 undated photograph of children

Ashton, Dore and Matti: undated (1 illustrated postcard to Jenny Lee)

Atasoy, Sumer: undated and 1970-1972 (3 letters)

Auerbach, Dorthy: 1989-1990 (2 letters)

Australian National Gallery: see Graham, Lanier

Axe, Martin: undated and 1985-1987 (3 letters)

B., F.: 1964 (1 postcard)

Barger, Illia: 1989 (1 letter including a photograph of an art work)

Barnes Foundation: 1985 (1 letter)

Barnett: David Barnett Gallery: 1971-1973 (4 letters, including a photograph of art work by Kadish)

Barnoya, Miguel Benedict: 1982 (1 letter)

Baskin, David: 1991 (1 letter with illustrated envelope and 6 picture postcards)

Beckmann, Hannes: 1969 (1 letter)

Beeblitz, Patricia: 1972 (1 letter)

Bell, Leland: see Parsons School of Design

Benson, Elaine M.. (Benson Gallery): 1975 (1 letter and 1 postcard)

Berns, Lea: 1964 (1 postcard)

Biddle, George: 1943 (1 telegram)

Bigman, Stephanie: 1963 (1 letter)

Bilimer, Sudiba: 1971 (1 letter)

Binh: Madame Binh Graphics Collective: 1980 (1 letter); see Kadish, Reuben

Blane, Marc: 1978 (1 postcard)

Bloom, Charles L.: 1938 (envelope only)

Blum, Judy: 1967 (1 postcard)

Board of Education, Newark, N.J.: 1957 (1 letter)

Bohen, Barbara: 1973 (1 letter)

Borgenicht: Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Inc.: 1977-1993 (16 letters)

Borgenicht, Lois: see Reim, Johannes

Bourne, Robert B.: 1989-1992 (5 letters)

Braczyk, Robert: 1982-1987 (2 letters containing an exhibition announcement and 2 photographs of art work)

Brandt, Warren: 1973-1981 (1 letter and 1 exhibition announcement)

Braunstein, V.: undated (1 letter)

Briggs, Eta and A.: undated and 1962-1969 (3 letters)

Bromberg, Prof. (State University College, New Paltz, N.Y.): see Kadish, Reuben

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1979 (2 letters)

Brooklyn Museum: 1961 (1 letter)

Budnik, Dan: undated and 1989 (1 postcard and 1 exhibition announcement)

Burchfield, Joe and Diana: undated (1 Christmas card)

Burne, Bob: 1985-1986 (2 Christmas cards)

Buto, Gian: undated (1 postcard)

Cadwalader, Stephen: 1984-1991 (5 letters)

Canizaro, James T.: undated and 1966 (2 letters)

Capper's Frames & Prints, Inc.: 1967 (1 letter)

Carlsson Gallery, Inc.: 1966 (1 letter)

Carnegie Institute: 1962 (1 letter)

Carpenter, Scott: undated and 1988-1990 (4 letters)

Carrara, Dominique: 1988 (1 postcard)

Cashen, J. F.: undated (1 letter)

CDS Gallery: 1995 (envelope only; addressed to Jenny Lee)

Century Gallery: see Feitelson

Chang, Songsri: see Wong, Jimmy

Cherry, Herman: 1958-1992 (39 letters); see Writings

Chui, Kam Wah: 1984-1985 (2 Christmas cards)

Click, Ashley: 1988 (1 letter)

Cohn, Susanne: 1986-1991 (3 letters)

Committee of Artists for Greek Relief: 1968 (1 letter)

Constan, Eugene: undated and 1981-1982 (3 postcards); see Kadish, Reuben

Contreras, Belisario: 1976 (2 letters)

Cooper Union: 1962-1991 (19 letters)

Copley, Al L.: 1980-1989 (1 letter and 1 postcard)

CORE (Congress of Racial Equality): 1963 (1 letter)

Corwin, Arthur Hill: 1989 (1 letter)

Crawford: undated (envelope only)

David Barnett Gallery: see Barnett: David Barnett Gallery

Davis, Bruce: 1987 (1 letter)

Davis, Jane: 1960-1989 (5 letters)

Davis, Penny: 1990-1991 (2 letters)

Dehner, Dorothy: undated (2 letters)

Democratic National Committee: undated (envelope only)

Dervish, Melek: 1972 (1 letter from Dervish and a letter to him from Barbara Kadish)

Dillon, Tracey: 1984-1988 (2 postcards)

Dlugoszewski, Lucia: undated (1 letter)

Dolan/Maxwell Gallery: 1988 (memorial for Stanley William Hayter)

Donahue, Jim: 1991 (1 postcard)

Doyon-Bernard, Suzette J.: 1991 (2 letters)

Drummond, L.: 1976 (1 letter)

Duback, Charles: undated (1 letter)

Dugmore, Edward and Eadie: undated and 1959-1992 (18 letters)

Einstein: G. W. Einstein Co., Inc.: 1991-1992 (7 letters)

Elston Fine Arts: 1991 (4 letters)

Elvehjem Art Center: 1975-1977 (2 letters)

Engelman, Martin: 1987 (1 letter)

Erim, Kenan: 1964-1971 (4 letters)

Fanshel, Florence: 1969 (1 letter)

Federal Works Agency: 1938 (1 letter)

Feitelson, R. (Century Gallery): 1934 (1 letter)

Feldman, Florence: 1991 (1 letter)

Feltus, Alan: see Irwin, Lani

Finkelstein, Henry: 1980 (1 letter)

Fishman, N. Michael: 1987-1990 (1 letter and 1 Christmas card)

Flinn, Karen, Tom, and Chris: 1984 (1 Christmas card)

Ford Foundation: 1959 (1 letter)

Fordham University: 1975 (1 letter)

Foundry Unit: 1985 (1 brochure)

Fourcade, Droll, Inc.: 1975 (1 letter)

Fox, George: see Lee, Jenny

Fredericks, Karen: 1981 (1 postcard)

Fribourg Office du Livre (Suisse): 1976 (1 letter)

Friedlander, Angela: 1986 (1 letter)

Friends of Figurative Sculpture: 1988 (1 exhibition announcement)

Frumkin: Allan Frumkin Gallery, Inc.: 1974 (1 letter)

G. W. Einstein Co., Inc.: see Einstein: G. W. Einstein Co., Inc.

Galerie de Seine: 1981 (1 letter)

Galerie Silvia Menzel: see Menzel: Galerie Silvia Menzel

Gallo, Bill: 1988 (autographed scarf illustrated with New York baseball players)

Gardere, Paul and Marcia: undated and 1972-1989 (1 letter and 2 postcards)

Garrett, Zena: 1985-1987 (2 Christmas cards)

Georgia Museum of Art: 1969 (1 letter)

Gerard, C. H. Coster: 1990 (1 letter)

German, Mrs. Ulker: 1970-1972 (3 letters)

Gerstenblith, Patty: 1972-1973 (6 letters)

Gnazzo: see Roecker and Gnazzo

Goerits, Mathias: 1973 (1 letter written on 2 photographs of art work)

Goldberg, Lenore: 1987 (1 postcard)

Goldman, Shifra: see Kadish, Reuben

Gollay & Rosenblatt: 1971-1981 (3 letters)

Gormley, Alice M.: 1982 (1 letter)

Gould, Paul and Lil: 1990 (1 letter, including a photograph of their home and brochures about Florida)

Gouquet-Yurewutz, Claire and Julie: 1970 (1 postcard)

Grace Borgenicht Gallery: see Borgenicht: Grace Borgenicht Gallery

Graham Gallery, Ltd.: 1962-1967 (2 letters)

Graham, Lanier (Australian National Gallery): 1984-1990 (12 letters)

Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy: 1982 (1 postcard)

Greyhound Travel Services, Inc.: 1990 (1 letter)

Guggenheim Gallery: 1986-1987 (5 letters, including a contract, floor-plan, and clippings)

Guggenheim, John: see Kadish, Reuben

Guston, Philip: undated and 1936-1976 (20 letters, including one with an illustration)

Hackman, William: 1989 (1 letter)

Hagel, Hansel and Otto: undated and 1938 (1 letter and 1 photograph of a landscape used as a Christmas card)

Hague, R.: 1969-1975 (2 letters)

Hampton Day School: 1969-1970 (2 letters)

Harris, George: 1947 (1 letter)

Hauptmann, H. (Freie Universitat Berlin): 1973 (1 letter)

Hayter, Stanley William: 1967 (1 letter and 1 illustrated Christmas card) see: Dolan/Maxwell Gallery; see Reddy, Krishna

Haywood, Richard M.: 1966 (1 letter to Prof. Downes)

Heliker, John: undated (1 exhibition announcement)

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art: see Johnson: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Hesse, Brian: 1970 (1 letter)

Hiler, Hilaire: 1941-1965 (4 letters)

Hios, Theo: 1987 (1 letter)

Hirsh, Hy: 1960 (1 letter)

Holloway: Jan Holloway Gallery: 1987 (1 letter)

Hong Ying Restaurant: 1989 (1 letter)

Houstoun, Pud: 1983-1986 (1 letter, including a resume and photograph of family, and 1 postcard)

Hunterdon Art Center: 1981 (1 letter)

Hurlburt, Larry: 1978-1980 (1 letter and 1 postcard) see Mexican Muralists in the United States

Ilya Schor Foundation, Inc.: see Schor: Ilya Schor Foundation, Inc.

Independent Curators, Inc.: 1988-[1990] (2 letters)

Ironmite Corporation: see Lee, Jenny

Irwin, Lani, and Alan Feltus: 1974-1986 (3 letters)

Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica: 1988-1990 (5 letters, including one in Spanish)

Jackman: undated (envelope only)

Jamaica Center: 1975 (2 letters)

Jan Holloway Gallery: see Holloway: Jan Holloway Gallery

Johnson, Daniel LaRue: 1991 (1 letter)

Johnson: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art: 1987 (5 letters)

Johnson, Una E.: 1978 (1 letter)

Jorgensen, Henry and Elizabeth: 1964-1985 (6 family photograph Christmas cards)

Judah L. Magnes Museum: see Magnes: Judah L. Magnes Museum

Kadish, Barbara: undated and 1963-1974 (19 letters to Hilda O'Connell)

Kadish, Dan: 1964-1973 (6 letters, including one with illustrations, and 3 photographs of art work)

Kadish, David: 1990 (1 letter)

Kadish, Frank and Lorain: 1983-1991 (6 letters)

Kadish, Jonathan: 1970-1973 (3 letters)

Kadish, Julian: 1970 (1 letter)

Kadish, Kennan: 1970-1990 (4 letters, including one to Jenny Lee)

Kadish, Morris [Moishe] and Ruth: 1973-1998 (28 letters); see Kadish, Reuben

Kadish, Philip: undated and 1990 (1 letter and 1 postcard)

Kadish, Reuben, to Binh: Madame Binh Graphics Collective: 1982 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Bromberg, Prof. (State University College, New Paltz, N.Y.): 1968 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Constan, Eugene: undated (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Goldman, Shifra: undated (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Guggenheim, John: 1986-1987 (3 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Kadish family: 1990 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Kadish, Ruth and Moishe: 1984 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Kyle, Mr.: 1967 (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Lee, Jenny: 1987-1992 (66 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Mayer, Musa (Ingie): [1988] (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Mitchel, Julio: 1988 (1 postcard)

Kadish, Reuben, to Page, Lee: 1981 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Pound, Brandy: undated (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Reed, Susan: 1992 (1 letter)

Kadish, Reuben, to Rodriguez family: undated and 1989 (2 letters)

Kadish, Reuben, to Spring, Bob: 1992 (1 letter)

Kaufman, B. John: undated (5 photographs of art work)

Kean College of New Jersey: 1981 (1 letter)

Kenkeleba House, Inc.: 1987 (2 letters and an exhibition announcement)

Kettenbach, Friedel: 1985 (1 Christmas card)

Klayman, Toby Judith: 1981 (1 letter)

Klinger, Randy: 1988 (1 letter)

Kohn, Gabe: 1959-1962 (6 letters)

Krafft, Jo: undated (1 letter)

Kroeplin, Jim: 1974 (1 letter)

Kupferman, Lawrence: 1943-1944 (6 letters)

Kyle, Thomas: see Kadish, Reuben; see Museum of Contemporary Crafts

L., Howard: 1980 (1 letter)

Lacy, Bill: see Lee, Jenny

Landmark Gallery, Inc.: 1977-1978 (2 letters)

Langsner, Jules: undated and 1937-1963 (36 letters, including a photograph of a railroad yard, and 9 photographs of Delhi, India)

Lebt?, Bill: 1967 (1 letter)

Lee, Jenny: undated and 1985-1992 (61 letters, including clippings, exhibition announcements, 2 books -- Dreams: Visions of the Night -- by David Coxhead and Susan Hiller, and -- Italian Renaissance Sculpture -- by John Pope-Hennessy, and 8 photographs of the Watts Towers; 7 letters are illustrated); see Kadish, Reuben. Letters to: Fox, George: 1987 (1 letter); Lacy, Bill: 1987 (1 letter); McNamara, Mary: 1987 (1 letter); Miller, Lee Ann (Cooper Union): 1987 (1 letter)

Leggist?, Gihuan: 1937 (1 letter)

Lehman: Herbert H. Lehman College: 1976 (1 letter)

Leong, Jim: 1990 (1 letter, including a resume)

Lesher, Derek: 1992 (1 letter)

Levine, Marsha: undated and 1973-1986 (12 letters)

Life -- magazine: 1944-1960 (2 letters)

Lightfoot, Cathy: 1981 (1 exhibition announcement)

Littlefield, William H.: 1969 (1 letter)

Los Angeles Sanatorium and Expatients Home: 1936 (1 letter)

Lukela?, Bob: 1962 (1 postcard)

Lynch, Bill: undated and 1991 (6 postcards and 1 letter, all illustrated)

Madame Binh Graphics Collective: see Binh: Madame Binh Graphics Collective

Magnes: Judah L. Magnes Museum: undated (1 letter)

Magnus, Rhonda: 1990 (1 illustrated letter)

Mallary, R.: 1938 (1 letter)

Mandel, Johanna and Aaron: 1974-1991 (3 letters, including a photograph of children)

Manhattanville College: 1969-1971 (3 letters)

Manning: undated (1 Christmas card)

Marciano, Shirley: 1964-1970 (6 letters)

Marcus, Joel: 1977 (1 letter)

Marrero, Onelio: 1988 (1 letter)

Marsh, Catherine: 1990 (1 letter)

Martin, Fletcher: 1937-1979 (4 letters, including one illustration)

Masini, Donna, and William Pitt Root: 1987-1991 (3 letters, including a decorated frame and photograph)

Mason, William and Melanie: 1984

Matisse, Henri: 1948 (photocopy of letter from Matisse to Mr. Clifford)

Matlin, David and Gail: 1981-1990 (2 letters)

Mayer, Musa (Ingie): 1987-1989 (5 letters); see Kadish, Reuben

McCoy, Sande (nee Pollock): undated and 1935-1986 (6 letters)

McDermott, Paul M.: 1972 (1 letter)

McFadden, Elizabeth: 1984 (1 letter)

McGowan, Mary Beth: 1988 (1 letter)

McH.: undated (1 letter to E. E. L.)

McHale, Rachel: 1990 (1 Christmas card and 1 postcard)

McLaughlin, Janie: 1967-1968 (3 letters and 1 postcard)

McNamara, Mary: see Lee, Jenny

Meert, Joseph: see Potter, Jeffrey

Menil Collection: 1989 (1 letter)

Menzel: Galerie Silvia Menzel: 1987 (2 exhibition catalogs)

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1975- 1986 (2 letters)

Mexican Muralists in the United States: Their Work and Influence (NEH research project): 1980-1982 (7 letters)

Michigan State University: 1966 (1 letter)

Millburn Corporation: 1988 (1 announcement for New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium)

Miller, Lee Ann (Cooper Union): see Lee, Jenny

Mills, J. D.: 1984-1986 (3 Christmas cards)

Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali: 1989 (2 letters in Spanish)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1959 (2 letters)

Mirski, Boris: 1945 (1 letter)

Mitchel, Julio: see Kadish, Reuben

Montgomery family: 1973-1986 (14 letters, including 19 photographs of family members and sculpture)

Moore, Lucile and Jim Al: 1985-1986 (2 Christmas cards)

Morgan, Dane D.: 1963 (1 letter)

Moss, Tobey C.: 1986 (1 letter)

Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo: 1959 (1 letter)

Museum of Contemporary Crafts: 1967 (1 letter)

Museum of Modern Art: 1963 (1 letter)

Mythic Arts Africa: 1987 (1 letter from Jenny Lee)

National Academy of Design: undated (1 letter)

National Gallery of Art: 1975 (1 letter)

National Geographic Society: undated (1 form letter)

National Museum of American Art: 1986-1990 (7 letters)

National Social Welfare Assembly, Inc.: 1967 (1 letter)

NBC News: undated (1 letter)

Neininger, Urban and Jean: undated and 1937-1989 (28 letters)

Nemanic, Todd: 1981 (1 exhibition announcement)

Newark Museum: 1968 (1 letter)

Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Art: undated and 1956-1960 (4 letters)

Newbill, Al: 1976-1987 (4 letters)

New Jersey State Council on the Arts: 1989 (1 letter)

New Jersey State Museum: 1976-1991 (10 letters)

New York Civil Liberties Union: 1972 (1 postcard)

New York Studio School: 1971-1977 (5 letters)

New York University: 1963 (1 letter)

North Jersey Cultural Council: 1970-1974 (2 letters)

O'Connell, Hilda: undated and 1963-1990 (18 letters); see Kadish, Barbara

Odate, Gerlinde: 1966-1974 (2 letters, including one with an illustration)

O'Keeffe, Georgia: see Stark, Leonard

Oles, James: 1991 (1 postcard)

Oord, A. and B.: 1984 (1 postcard)

Oregon: University of Oregon: 1973-1976 (4 letters)

Pace, Stephen: 1976-1987 (1 letter and an exhibition announcement)

Page, Lee: see Kadish, Reuben

Panero, Lorenza (Laurie): 1989-1991 (1 letter enclosing a typescript "The Three Masters of Mexican Muralism and Their Impact on the Development of American Art", and 1 exhibition announcement in Spanish)

Parsons School of Design: 1991 (1 announcement for memorial for Leland Bell)

Pekarsky, Mel: 1992 (7 letters)

Perrone, Francis S., M.D.: 1972 (1 invoice)

Phillips, Bill and Helen: 1947-1981 (2 letters and a press release)

Pollock: see McCoy, Sande

Pollock, Charles and Sylvia: undated and 1972-1990 (18 letters)

Pollock, Jackson: 1944-1947 (5 letters)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation: 1988-1992 (6 letters)

Polyn, Winifred: 1989 (1 postcard)

Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J.: 1979 (1 letter)

Potter, Jeffrey: 1990-1991 (2 letters, including a typescript "A Note on Joseph Meert")

Pound, Brandy: 1976 (1 letter); see Kadish, Reuben

Preston, Joanna: 1969-1989 (11 letters)

Printmaking Workshop: 1976-1980 (4 letters)

Pritchard, Norman: 1976 (1 Christmas card)

Provost, Larry: 1990 (1 letter)

Pye, Elizabeth: 1970 (1 letter)

Queens College: 1969 (2 letter)

Racz, David: undated (1 postcard)

Rantz, Clark T.: 1979 (1 letter)

Rapee, George and Jody: 1992 (1 letter)

Reddy, Krishna: 1974-1980 (1 letter and 9 letters from other concerning Reddy, including one letter from Stanley William Hayter)

Reed, Susan: see Kadish, Reuben

Reim, Johannes and Lois Borgenicht: 1987 (1 birth announcement)

Renfro, Claudia: undated and 1988-1992 (7 letters, including an illustrated Christmas card)

Resika, Paul: 1989 (1 postcard)

Richards: 1990 (2 photographs of a man with a child)

Richardson, Louise and Joe: undated and 1985-1986 (1 letter and 3 Christmas cards)

Ringwood Manor Association of Arts: 1975 (1 letter)

Ripton, June and James: 1984-1986 (3 Christmas cards)

Rodriguez, Melinda and Nickolas: 1989-1991 (4 letters, including a photograph of Nickolas); see Kadish, Reuben

Roecker and Gnazzo: 1986 (1 postcard)

Root, William Pitt: see Masini, Donna

Ross, Tim: 1985 (illustrated New Year's announcement)

Ru, Ridley: see San, Tamar

Ruben, Richards: 1991 (1 wedding announcement)

Rubenfeld, Florence: 1989 (2 letters)

Rubinson, Karen S.: 1987 (1 letter)

Sacartoff, Elizabeth: 1946 (3 letters)

San, Tamar, and Ridley Ru: undated (1 letter)

San Francisco Friends of the Urban Forest: 1993 (1 certificate for memorial trees for Reuben and Barbara Kadish)

Saunders, David: 1988 (1 letter)

Schor: Ilya Schor Foundation, Inc.: 1963 (1 letter)

Schramm, James S.: 1961 (1 letter)

Schwartz, Ersy: 1974-1983 (2 letters)

Schwartz, Jan and Hank: undated and 1976-1995 (3 letters)

Schwebel, Ivan: 1961-1991 (7 letters, including 6 illustrated letters)

Sears, Arthur Wellington (Pete): 1937 (1 letter)

Selby, Sally and James: 1969-1988 (8 letters and 1 postcard)

Shaltiel, J.: undated (1 postcard)

Shirer, Tess: 1984 (1 Christmas card)

Silverman, Joan and Charlie: 1971 (3 letters and 1 postcard)

Silverman, Pauline: 1972 (2 letters)

Silverstein, Sasha: 1989 (1 exhibition announcement)

Sirugo, Sol: 1977 (1 letter)

Smith, Benjamin B.: 1976 (2 letters)

Sokoloff, Beryl: 1944-1992 (21 letters)

South Bank Show: 1987 (2 letters)

Spanish Bay Galleries: 1991 (1 illustrated letter)

Spring, Bob: see Kadish, Reuben

Stable Gallery: 1958 (1 letter)

Stanzl, Gouter: 1970 (1 letter)

Stark, Leonard: undated and 1937-1966 (73 letters, including one with illustrations, one enclosing a cut-out silhouette portrait, one enclosing a photograph of a boy with a raccoon and one, dated 1947, enclosing a photograph of a film shoot with Georgia O'Keeffe)

Stewart, Jack: 1972 (1 postcard)

Stony Brook: 1990-1992 (6 letters)

Sun, Carol: 1990 (2 letters, including an exhibition announcement and clippings)

Suzuki, Margi: 1962 (1 letter)

Szeto, Nam: 1991 (1 letter, including a resume)

Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc.: 1961-1969 (4 letters)

Taylor, John Lloyd: 1975 (3 letters)

Tebow, Elizabeth: 1982-1992 (3 illustrated Christmas cards)

Teller, Jane: 1986 (1 letter)

Terry, James G.: 1948 (1 letter)

The Gallery: 1969 (1 exhibition prospectus)

Toombs, Amisano & Wells: 1970 (1 letter)

Tully, Judd: undated and 1985-1992 (10 letters)

Umbreit, William and Cindy: 1968-1980 (2 letters)

University of Oregon: see Oregon: University of Oregon

Unver, Huseyin: 1968 (2 letters)

Vergette, Helen: 1978 (1 postcard)

Vidal, Francine: 1986 (1 letter)

Vulliemoz, Yvonne: 1987-1995 (1 postcard and 1 Christmas card)

Waxman, Wendy: 1989 (1 letter)

Wayne, June: see Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc.

Weatherspoon Art Gallery: 1973 (1 letter)

Weeks, Leigh K.: 1974-1987 (2 letters)

Welles, Halsted (Hal): undated and 1962-1966 (3 postcards and a calling card)

Wibroe-Sanders, Suzi: 1989-1990 (2 letters)

Williams, Govaine: 1986 (1 letter)

Williams, Julian and Le: undated and 1977-1990 (1 letter, 1 wedding invitation, and 3 Christmas cards [2 with photos of microbes and a forest])

Wines, Gul and Suzan: 1986 (1 Christmas card)

Witkin, Joy: 1990 (1 letter)

Wong, Jimmy, and Songsri Chang: 1985 (1 Christmas card)

Wood, Betty: 1975 (1 letter and a postcard)

Woodward/White, Inc.: 1983 (1 letter)

Works Progress Administration - California: 1937 (1 letter)

Wu, Nancy: 1987 (6 letters)

Zogbaum, Wilfrid: 1960-1962 (2 letters)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm.
Collection Rights:
The Reuben Kadish papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship.
Collection Citation:
Reuben Kadish papers, 1851-1995, bulk 1913-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kadireub, Series 2
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Ashton, Dore

Collection Creator:
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Container:
Box 19, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973, undated
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Joseph Cornell papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
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Ashton, Dore

Collection Creator:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joseph Cornell papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cornjose-ref47

The writings of Robert Motherwell / edited by Dore Ashton with Joan Banach ; introduction by Dore Ashton

Author:
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Banach, Joan  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 387 p. : ill ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820073

Cross-currents in modern art : a tribute to Peter Selz / with texts by Paul J. Karlstrom and Dore Ashton

Author:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Achim Moeller Fine Art Limited  Search this
Subject:
Selz, Peter Howard 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
78 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Interviews
Date:
2000
C2000
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .C765 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_743950

Crossroads of American sculpture : David Smith, George Rickey, John Chamberlain, Robert Indiana, William T. Wiley, Bruce Nauman / Holliday T. Day ; with contributions by Dore Ashton and Lena Vigna

Author:
Day, Holliday T  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Vigna, Lena 1973-  Search this
Indianapolis Museum of Art  Search this
New Orleans Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
252 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .D39 2000X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611860

Bernard Maisner : entrance to the scriptorium : contemporary illuminated manuscripts and paintings / curated by Terrence E. Dempsey ; essay by Dore Ashton

Title:
Entrance to the scriptorium
Author:
Maisner, Bernard 1954-  Search this
Dempsey, Terrence E  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Subject:
Maisner, Bernard 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
[88] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
20th century
Topic:
Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Calligraphy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_619426

Guggenheim museum collection A to Z / Nancy Spector, editor ; entries by Bridget Alsdorf ... [et al.] ; concepts by Dore Ashton ... [et al.]

Author:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Spector, Nancy  Search this
Alsdorf, Bridget  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Subject:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Physical description:
392 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
19th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6487.N4 S642 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_619995

A rebours : la rebelión informalista = the informal rebellion, 1939-1968 / comisaria/curator, Dore Ashton

Title:
Rebelión informalista
Informal rebellion
Author:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno  Search this
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía  Search this
Physical description:
386 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Art informel  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting, European  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624242

Much has happened : key transitions, 1910-1959

Author:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Royal Marks Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1963
1963]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.A2 M7 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634505

The question of drawing : an exhibition of contemporary drawings / curated by Dore Ashton

Author:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Miami-Dade Community College  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : ill. ; 18 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Call number:
NC95 .Q84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637734

Picasso and the age of iron / curated by Carmen Giménez ; essays by Dore Ashton, Francisco Calvo Serraller

Author:
Giménez, Carmen  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Calvo Serraller, F (Francisco) 1948-  Search this
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
331 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Metal sculpture--Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NB1220 .P5 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_644526

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