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Helen Frankenthaler

Artist:
Hans Namuth, 17 Mar 1915 - 13 Oct 1990  Search this
Sitter:
Helen Frankenthaler, 12 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 2011  Search this
Medium:
Cibachrome print
Dimensions:
Image: 43.3cm x 49.5 cm (17 1/16" x 19 1/2")
Sheet: 40.4cm x 51 cm (15 7/8" x 20 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1987
Topic:
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Artist's Effects  Search this
Interior\Studio\Art  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Female  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Abstract Expressionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; this acquisition was made possible by a generous contribution from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
NPG.94.287
Restrictions & Rights:
© Hans Namuth Ltd.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.287

Helen Frankenthaler

Artist:
Yousuf Karsh, 23 Dec 1908 - 13 Jul 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Helen Frankenthaler, 12 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 2011  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 34 x 26.5 cm (13 3/8 x 10 7/16")
Sheet: 35.4 x 27.8 cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16")
Mount: 40.7 x 33 cm (16 x 13")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1991
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Artwork  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Female  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Abstract Expressionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh
Object number:
NPG.2012.77.29
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Yousuf Karsh
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2012.77.29

Oral history interview with Helen Frankenthaler, 1968

Interviewee:
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Feeley, Paul  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12171
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212046
AAA_collcode_franke69
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212046
Additional Online Media:

Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994

Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-2004  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mailer, Norman  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
De Groot, Nanno  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Williams, William Carlos  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Topic:
Illustrated letters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Christmas cards  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Poets  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Slides (photographs)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5827
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208667
AAA_collcode_asheelis
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208667
Additional Online Media:

Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F., 1923-1998  Search this
Subject:
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Designers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16163
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366323
AAA_collcode_rossglor
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_366323
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Oral history interview with Jackie Ferrara, 2009 January 16-February 13

Interviewee:
Ferrara, Jackie, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Addams, Charles  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Protetch, Max  Search this
Graves, Nancy Stevenson  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Beauchamp, Robert J. (Robert John)  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Forst, Miles  Search this
Gallo, Frank  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Eisenhauer, Lette  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Marcus, Marcia  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Ferrara, Don  Search this
Frank, Mary  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Gross, Sally  Search this
Samaras, Lucas  Search this
Wayne State University  Search this
Michigan State University  Search this
United States.General Services Administration Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15678
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282758
AAA_collcode_ferrar09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282758
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Helen Frankenthaler

Artist:
René Robert Bouché, 20 Sep 1905 - Jul 1963  Search this
Sitter:
Helen Frankenthaler, 12 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 2011  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
75.3cm x 68.7cm (29 5/8" x 27 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1955
Topic:
Helen Frankenthaler: Female  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Etcher  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Printmaker\Lithographer  Search this
Helen Frankenthaler: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Abstract Expressionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York
Website: www.mcny.org/
Object number:
62.237.2
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_62.237.2

Elise Asher papers

Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Names:
Bultman, Fritz, 1919-1985  Search this
De Groot, Nanno, 1913-1964  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006  Search this
Mailer, Norman  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Date:
1923-1994
Summary:
The Elise Asher papers measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1994. The collection includes biographical material, letters, writings, works of art, business records, printed material, and photographs reflecting Asher's career as a poet, painter, and sculptor, and her friendships with many prominent artists of the mid-twentieth century.
Scope and Content Note:
The Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994, measure 1.6 linear feet and reflect Asher's career as a poet, painter, and sculptor, and her friendships with many of the more prominent artists of the mid-twentieth century. The collection contains biographical material, letters, writings, works of art, business records, printed material, and photographs.

Notable correspondents found in the collection include Fritz Bultman, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Norman Mailer, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Jack Tworkov, and Kurt Vonnegut.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series according to material type. The contents of each folder have been arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1923-1976 (box 1, 1 folder)

Series 2: Letters, 1941-1988, undated (box 1, 2 folders)

Series 3: Business Records, 1955-1988, undated (box 1, 43 folders)

Series 4: Writings, 1973-1979, undated (box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, undated (box 1, 2 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1929-1994, undated (boxes 1-3, 30 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1951-1973, undated (box 2, 5 folders)
Biographical Note:
Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1914, Elise Asher studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Bradford Junior College, Boston College, and at Simmons College.

She began her career as a poet, culminating in a volume of her poetry entitled The Meandering Absolute. Upon her 1947 arrival in New York City, her attention turned to painting and sculpture. The Tanager Gallery mounted her first solo exhibition in 1953.

Asher was married to painter Nanno de Groot from 1949 to 1957. A year later she married poet Stanley Kunitz, whose work she often illustrated.
Provenance:
The Elise Asher papers were donated in 1975, 1976, 1989, 1990 and 1995 by the artist.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed material requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Elise Asher 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:
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
The Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.asheelis
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Elise Asher papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-asheelis

"The heroine Paint" : after Frankenthaler / edited by Katy Siegel ; new essays by Daniel Belasco [and 5 others] ; artist statements by Carroll Dunham [and 5 others] ; visual chronology by Liz Hirsch

Editor:
Siegel, Katy  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Belasco, Daniel 1975-  Search this
Dunham, Carroll 1949-  Search this
Author:
Gagosian Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Frankenthaler, Helen 1928-2011 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
269 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046472

Gloria Ross papers

Creator:
Ross, Gloria F.  Search this
Names:
Atelier Raymond Picaud  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Dovecot Studios  Search this
Pace Editions (Firm)  Search this
Pinton Atelier  Search this
Temple Emanu-El (Bayonne, N.J.)  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
14.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1924-1998
Summary:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York tapestry éditeur Gloria Ross measure 14.5 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of project files that document her collaborations with artists to make tapestries of their paintings and collages. Also found are scattered biographical material, professional correspondence, exhibition files, professional activity files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical material includes resumes and career summaries, as well as an interview of Ross on one videocassette, and a few Frankenthaler family documents. Correspondence is with artists, weavers, workshops, publications, and galleries and is of a professional nature.

Project files document Ross's collaborations with prominent artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, and others. Project files may include correspondence, contracts, invoices, notes, photographs, yarn samples, and a few maquettes and cartoons. Also of note are extensive files regarding her collaborations with Navajo weavers to create tapestries based on geometric paintings by Kenneth Noland. Other project files include a commissioned tapestry for Temple Emanu-El in New York.

Exhibition files document various solo and group exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and includes one videocassette from a 1978 exhibition. Records of her professional activities include her participation in symposia, lectures, and public events. Files may include correspondence, draft lectures, programs, and event publicity. Two short documentaries found on two videocassettes were produced for the Denver Art Museum. Personal business records document Ross's business relationships with weaving workshops and art galleries, most notably Atelier Raymond Picaud, Pinton atelier, Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Dovecot Studios), and Pace Editions, the major sales agent of Gloria Ross tapestries.

Printed material consists of catalogs, announcements, press releases, and other publications regarding exhibitions of Gloria Ross tapestries and Navajo tapestries. Photographs depict Ross, the Frankenthaler family, Ross's tapestries, weaving studios, and Navajo weavers. Artwork includes one painting by Paul Jenkins and unidentified textile and yarn samples.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1926-1998 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Project Files, 1960-1998 (7.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-7, 14-15, 17-19, OVs 20, 22-24, Artifact)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1967-1994 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 17)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1955-1997 (0.7 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1964-1998 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-10, OV 21)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1970s-1990s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 14)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1924-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11, 16)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1970s-1990s (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 17, 19)
Biographical / Historical:
Gloria F. Ross (1923-1998) was a tapestry éditeur in New York, New York.

Ross was born Gloria Frankenthaler in New York in 1923. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1943 and married Alfred Ross. They had three children: Alfred, Beverly, and Clifford. In 1954, Gloria Ross made her first needlepoint work from a design by her sister, abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler, and by the mid-1960s, she was exhibiting her tapestries and hooked rugs in New York. She established Gloria F. Ross Studio in 1966 and began regularly collaborating with artists such as Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Jack Youngerman, and Jean Dubuffet to make their works into tapestries. She created business partnerships with weaving workshops in Scotland and France to produce the works. In 1973 she had her first exhibition at Pace Editions, Inc., beginning a long relationship with the gallery as her main sales agent.

In 1979, Ross first traveled to the Navajo Nation to find weavers for a collaborative project with artist Kenneth Noland. She continued to visit the Southwest at least once a year until 1994, and she donated her collection of Navajo rugs and other textiles to the Denver Art Museum. Throughout the 1980s Ross traveled extensively for projects, exhibitions, and symposia. Her final commissioned project, completed in 1997, was a tapestry designed by artist Mark Podwol for Temple Emanu-El in New York. That same year she established the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies in Tucson, Arizona.
Provenance:
Donated in 2013 by the Gloria Ross estate via Michael I. Katz, executor, with assistance from the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program, University of Arizona, via Ann Lane Hedlund, director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Gloria Ross 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:
Tapestry -- Design  Search this
Tapestry -- Production control  Search this
Tapestry -- Technique  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Navajo weavers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Paintings
Video recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Gloria Ross papers, circa 1924-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rossglor
See more items in:
Gloria Ross papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rossglor

Four originals : Cassatt, O'Keeffe, Nevelson, Frankenthaler

Author:
Schwartz, Constance  Search this
Perrell, Franklin Hill  Search this
Nassau County Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia 1887-1986  Search this
Nevelson, Louise 1899-1988  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .F68 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765460

Ninth Street women : Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler : five painters and the movement that changed modern art / Mary Gabriel

Author:
Gabriel, Mary 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Mitchell, Joan 1925-1992  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen 1928-2011  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 927 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084070

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