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Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981

Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Gottlieb, Esther Dick  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6370
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215226
AAA_collcode_bodipaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215226
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Oral history interview with Paul Bodin, 1993 March 11

Interviewee:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Polcari, Stephen  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12198
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215324
AAA_collcode_bodin93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215324

Paul Bodin papers

Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Gottlieb, Esther Dick  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1932-1981
Summary:
The collection measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from 1932 to 1981 (bulk dates 1932-1963), and primarily documents the friendship of painter Paul Bodin with abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb. Found within the papers are letters from Gottlieb; printed material; and photographs of Bodin's art work.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Paul Bodin measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1932-1981 (bulk dates 1932-1963). Found within the papers are letters from Bodin's mentor, abstract expressionist Adolph Gottlieb. These letters document Bodin's long friendship with Gottlieb and provide details about Gottlieb's activities and interests. There is one letter from Gottlieb's wife, Esther. Also found with the papers are a clipping, exhibition announcements for Bodin, and photographs of Bodin's art work.
Biographical Note:
Paul Bodin was born in New York City on October 30, 1910. He studied first at the National Academy of Design, but transferred to the Art Students League in 1928, briefly studying under Boardman Robinson.

During the 1930s and early 1940s, Bodin was part of a circle of artists that included Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, and Adolph Gottlieb, who worked in New York City, and Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts. During the Depression, Bodin worked with the WPA Federal Arts Project, completing many paintings of tenement interiors, portraits of family members, and self-portraits. His first solo exhibition was in 1936.

He made his first abstract paintings in 1945 and exhibited regularly in Manhattan until the early 1960s.

Paul Bodin died on February 15, 1994.
Provenance:
The Paul Bodin papers were donated in 1993 by Paul Bodin and Aaron Bodin, the artist's son.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Paul Bodin 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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bodipaul
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin.

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Brattleboro, Vt.
Date:
ca. 1935
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5568
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb postcard to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Washington, D.C.
Date:
1937 Oct. 27
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5570
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Grand Canyon, Ariz.
Date:
1938 June 26
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5572
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Gloucester, Mass.
Date:
1941 July 7
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5573
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Gloucester, Mass.
Date:
1944 July 19
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5575
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Gloucester, Mass.
Date:
1945 July 18
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5576
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1947 May 24
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5578
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Fire Island, N.Y.
Date:
1937 August 11
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5569
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1938 June 2
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5571
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Gloucester, Mass.
Date:
1942 July 23
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5574
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Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb postcard to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Cape Cod, Mass.
Date:
1946 May 27
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5577
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Adolph Gottlieb to Paul Bodin

Creator:
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Long Island, N.Y.
Date:
1960 July 13
Topic:
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5579
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Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Paul Bodin Papers

Collection Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Extent:
23 folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1981, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Paul Bodin 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:
Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bodipaul, Series 1
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William and Ethel Baziotes papers

Creator:
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Names:
Kootz Gallery (N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Baziotes, Christos  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel  Search this
Baziotes, Harry  Search this
Bernshṭin, Meʼir, -1978  Search this
Blesh, Rudi, 1899-1985  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Kamrowski, Gerome  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Lee, Francis P.  Search this
Licht, Michel, 1893-1953  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Motherwell, Maria  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paneth, Donald  Search this
Peterson, Charles  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Ricci, F.  Search this
Ruiz-Picasso, Maya  Search this
Schumm, Gertrud  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Vazakas, Byron  Search this
Zulieta, Orlando  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1900-1992
bulk 1935-1980
Summary:
The papers of New York City abstract expressionist painter William Baziotes and his wife Ethel measure 6.3 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. The collection includes William Baziotes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. The papers of Ethel Baziotes consists of correspondence mostly dated after her husband's death regarding exhibitions of his work, along with limited biographical material and writings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York City abstract expressionist painter William Baziotes and his wife Ethel measure 6.3 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. The collection includes William Baziotes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. The papers of Ethel Baziotes consists of correspondence mostly dated after her husband's death regarding exhibitions of his work, along with limited biographical material and writings.

Biographical material on William Baziotes consists of a bibliography, teaching files, a sound recording of an interview, membership cards, sales records, a sketchbook, and other miscellaneous material. There is one folder regarding Ethel Baziotes containing a few certificates and her college diploma.

Correspondence consists of letters to William and Ethel Baziotes. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Alfred Barr, Andre Breton, Clement Greenberg, Peggy Guggenheim, David Hare, Jean Helion, Maria and Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and others. There are also letters from the Samuel M. Kootz Gallery regarding the sales of William Baziotes's artwork and letters written by William Baziotes to his brother Christos. Letters to Ethel Baziotes include condolence letters as well as letters from museum and galleries regarding exhibitions of her husband's work.

Writings include William Baziotes's notes on various subjects, a list of book titles, and a transcript for a speech. Writings by others include essays about William Baziotes and other subjects.

Printed materials consist of clippings, announcements, magazines, and many exhibition catalogs, mostly on group exhibitions which included artwork by William Baziotes.

Photographs are of William Baziotes, Ethel Baziotes, family and friends, their residence, and his artwork. There are a also photographs of Meir Bernstein, Samuel Kootz, Paul Bodin, Maria Motherwell, Pablo and Maya Picasso, Rudi Blesh, Nathan Halper, Ethel Schwabacher, Clyfford Still, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1933-1982 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1988 (Boxes 1-2; 1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1950-1992 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1944-1992 (Boxes 2-7, 9; 4.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1900-1979, bulk 1940-circa 1963 (Boxes 7-9; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
William Baziotes (1912-1963) was an abstract expressionist painter in New York City. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Baziotes moved to New York City in 1933, where he studied painting at the National Academy of Design, 1933-1936. He participated on the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project as a teacher, 1936-1938, and painted for the Easel Painting Project, 1938-1940.

In 1941 he married Ethel Copstein. He had his first one-man show at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century Gallery in 1944. The Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, Inc. held a solo show for Baziotes in 1946 and continued to exhibit his works until 1958.

Baziotes taught at Subjects of the Artist, 1948; the Brooklyn Museum Art School and New York University, 1949-1952; the People's Art Center at the Museum of Modern Art, 1950-1952; and Hunter College, 1952-1962. Baziotes died in 1963.
Provenance:
The William and Ethel Baziotes papers were donated by Ethel Baziotes, widow of William Baziotes, in several installments from 1969 to 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
William and Ethel Baziotes papers, circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.baziwill
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Letters and clippings regarding the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1956-1958

Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Guggenheim, Harry Frank  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6380
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215342
AAA_collcode_bodipaug
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215342

Letters from Adolph and Esther Gottlieb

Collection Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1981, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Paul Bodin 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:
Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bodipaul-ref11

Clipping about Bodin

Collection Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Paul Bodin 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:
Paul Bodin papers, 1932-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Paul Bodin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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