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Varda, Jean

Collection Creator:
Eva Lee Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Eva Lee gallery records 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:
Eva Lee Gallery records, 1921-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eva Lee Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-evalee-ref364

Greece, from the United Nations Series

Artist:
Jean Varda, born Smyrna, Greece (now Izmir, Turkey) 1893-died Mexico City, Mexico 1971  Search this
Medium:
gouache on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 11 x 8 1/4 in. (27.9 x 20.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1944
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape  Search this
Architecture\boat  Search this
Waterscape\harbor  Search this
Landscape\Greece  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.296
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.296

"When you do a thing because you have determined that it ought to be done, never avoid being seen doing it, even if the opinion of the multitude is going to condemn you. For if your action is wrong, then avoid doing it altogether, but if it is right, why do you fear those who will rebuke you wrongly?"--Epictetus on doing right. From the series Great Ideas.

Artist:
Jean Varda, born Smyrna, Greece (now Izmir, Turkey) 1893-died Mexico City, Mexico 1971  Search this
Medium:
gouache and paper on paper mounted on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 25 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.1 x 50.1 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1953
Topic:
Animal\bird  Search this
Animal\fish  Search this
Figure female\full length  Search this
Allegory\quality\virtue  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.295
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.295

Varda, Jean

Collection Creator:
Swetzoff Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Swetzoff Gallery records 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:
Swetzoff Gallery records, 1941-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Swetzoff Gallery Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Varda, Jean

Collection Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Ankrum Gallery records 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:
Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Jean Varda with others

Photographer:
Bry, Michael E.  Search this
Subject:
Varda, Jean  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1970
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5512
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Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5512

Jean Varda

Photographer:
Bry, Michael E.  Search this
Subject:
Varda, Jean  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5513
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Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5513

Jean Varda [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_65870

Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983

Creator:
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901-1983 or 6  Search this
Subject:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Presser, Josef  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Dehn, Virginia Engleman  Search this
Knight, Frederic C. (Frederic Charles)  Search this
Hart, Agnes  Search this
Picken, George  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline  Search this
Thomson, Virgil  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta Maria  Search this
Ames, Elizabeth  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Marantz, Irving  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Baker, Mildred  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt)  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Yaddo  Search this
Woodstock Artists Association  Search this
Topic:
Sketchbooks  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Christmas cards  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Prints  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8967
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211154
AAA_collcode_gerseuge
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211154
Additional Online Media:

Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990

Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Secunda, Arthur  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor  Search this
Groth, Bruno  Search this
Mesches, Arnold  Search this
Broderson, Morris Gaylord  Search this
Bauer, Richard  Search this
Schuler, Melvin  Search this
Jackson, Suzanne  Search this
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Herschler, David  Search this
Casey, Bernie  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Andrews, Benny  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen  Search this
Caryl, Naomi  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Homer, Jessie  Search this
Shores, Kenneth  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Zev  Search this
Storm King Art Center  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Search this
Staempfli Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
California Arts Council  Search this
San Diego Museum of Art  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
Black Arts Council (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Krannert Art Museum  Search this
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Palm Springs Desert Museum  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6569
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215861
AAA_collcode_ankrgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215861
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado, 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13

Interviewee:
Hurtado, Luchita, 1920-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Wescher, Paul Reinhold  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang  Search this
Mullican, Matt  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Wescher, Mary  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne  Search this
Topic:
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13583
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215852
AAA_collcode_hurtad94
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215852
Additional Online Media:

Abstraction, (painting)

Painter:
Varda, Jean 1893-1971  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 45.1297
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure male--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAP 04280096
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_405644

Veiled Figures, (painting)

Painter:
Varda, Jean 1893-1971  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Johnson Collection, The 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203 Spartanburg South Carolina 29306 Accession Number: 2012.06.03
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Veil  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68670495
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_467998

Greece, fron the United Nations Series, (painting)

Painter:
Varda, Jean 1893-1971  Search this
Medium:
Gouache and paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1984.124.296
Date:
1944
Topic:
Landscape--Greece  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Object--Game--Fish  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08585183
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_467576

"When you do a thing because you have determined that it ought to be done, never avoid being seen doing it, even if the opinion of the multitude is going to condemn you. For if your action is wrong, then avoid doing it altogether, but if it is right, why do you fear those who will rebuke you wrongly?"--Epictetus on doing right. From the series Great Ideas, (painting)

Painter:
Varda, Jean 1893-1971  Search this
Medium:
Gouache and paper on paper mounted on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1984.124.295
Date:
1953
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Animal--Bird  Search this
Object--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08585182
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_467575

Eugenie Gershoy papers

Creator:
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Woodstock Artists Association (Woodstock, N.Y.)  Search this
Yaddo (Artist's colony)  Search this
Baker, Mildred, 1905-  Search this
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968  Search this
Blanch, Lucile, 1895-1981  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Dehn, Virginia  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Fruhauf, Aline, 1909-1978  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Hart, Agnes, 1912-1979  Search this
Knight, Frederic C., 1898-1979  Search this
Marantz, Irving, 1912-1972  Search this
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950  Search this
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Picken, George, 1898-  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C., 1897-1979  Search this
Presser, Josef, 1906-1967  Search this
Refregier, Anton, 1905-  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta, 1900-1975  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Woodstock (N.Y.)
Date:
1914-1983
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and art instructor, Eugenie Gershoy, measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1983. The collection documents Gershoy's career through biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Eugenie Gershoy papers date from 1914 to 1983, measure 7.2 linear feet, and reflect Gershoy's career as a sculptor and teacher. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes, writings, artwork of Gershoy and others, printed material including exhibition catalogs, and photographs with subjects including Gershoy, her friends and colleagues, her studio, and her artwork.

Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and includes correspondence between Gershoy and her siblings and their families regarding her activities, as well as with colleagues, many of whom were associated with the Woodstock Artist Association, and many of whom were museum colleagues.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series according to material type. The contents of each series have been arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1939-1971 (boxes 1, 8-9; 3 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1983, undated (boxes 1-6, 8-9; 5.8 linear ft.)

Series 3: Business Records, 1952-1978 (box 6; 5 folders)

Series 4: Notes, 1967-1970, undated (box 6; 3 folders)

Series 5: Writings, 1970, undated (box 6; 2 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, 1932-1978, undated (boxes 6, 8-9, OV 10, 26 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1932-1983, undated (boxes 7, 9; 19 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1916-1983, undated (boxes 7, 9; 12 folders)
Biographical Note:
Born in Krivoi Rog, Russia on January 1, 1901, Eugenie was the youngest of the Gershoy children. The family immigrated to New York City in 1903. She later became a U.S. citizen.

With the aid of two scholarships, she attended the Art Students League and studied under A. Stirling Calder, Leo Lentelli, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Boardman Robinson, and Carl Walters. During the late 1920s and early 1930s, she maintained a studio with Harry Gottlieb in Woodstock, New York. From 1936 to 1939, under the WPA Federal Art Project, she worked in conjunction with Max Spivak on murals for the children's recreation room in the Astoria branch of the Queens Borough Public Library, New York.

Gershoy's first solo show was at the Robinson Gallery in New York in 1940. Following a year of teaching at the New Orleans Art School, she moved to San Francisco in 1942. In 1946 she taught ceramics at the California School of Fine Arts, and in May 1950, she studied at Yaddo.

In addition to visits to England and France in the early 1930s, Gershoy travelled to Mexico and Guatemala in 1947, 1948, and 1961. She worked in Paris in 1951 and toured Africa, India, and the Orient in 1955.

Eugenie Gershoy died in 1986.
Related Material:
Related material in the Archives of American Art includes a transcribed oral history interview with Eugenie Gershoy conducted by Mary McChesney for the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts Oral History Program, October 15, 1964. A link to the transcript is provided from the online catalog.
Provenance:
The Eugenie Gershoy papers were donated to the Archives of American Art between 1975 and 1983 by the artist.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Eugenie Gershoy 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
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- Woodstock  Search this
Artists' studios -- New York (State) -- New York -- Photographs  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Christmas cards
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gerseuge
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Archives of American Art
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Ankrum Gallery records

Creator:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Black Arts Council (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
California Arts Council  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Krannert Art Museum  Search this
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Paramount Pictures  Search this
San Diego Museum of Art  Search this
Staempfli Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Storm King Art Center  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Bauer, Richard, 1944-  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
Broderson, Morris, 1928-2011  Search this
Caryl, Naomi  Search this
Casey, Bernie  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Groth, Bruno  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Herschler, David  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph, 1910-1981  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Homer, Jessie  Search this
Jackson, Suzanne, 1944-  Search this
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Lundeberg, Helen, 1908-1999  Search this
Mesches, Arnold, 1923-  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
Palm Springs Desert Museum  Search this
Schuler, Melvin  Search this
Secunda, Arthur  Search this
Shores, Kenneth, 1928-  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Zev  Search this
Extent:
41.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900-circa 1990s
bulk 1960-1990
Summary:
The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.
Scope and Contents:
The Ankrum Gallery records measure 41.5 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to circa 1990s, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960 to 1990. The papers include over 395 artists files, general gallery correspondence, project files, administrative records, exhibition files, collector and client files, financial material, printed material, 1 unbound scrapbook, and photographs. Also included are personal papers of gallery founder Joan Ankrum and her nephew, artist Morris Broderson.

General correspondence is with artists, museums, collectors, and clients, and generally concerns sales, exhibitions, and consignments. Correspondents include Irving Block, Morris Broderson, Naomi Caryl, Suzanne Jackson, Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn, among many others. Correspondence is also found in the artists files and the collector/client files.

Project files document various events, benefits, and projects undertaken by the gallery, including a UNICEF benefit, "Up Against Hunger," the Exceptional Children's foundation, and the Young Art Patrons.

Administrative files document many activities of the gallery, such as the gallery's and Joan Ankrum's membership in the Black Arts Council, the California Arts Council, and the Art Dealers Association of California of which Joan Ankrum was a primary organizer. Also found are publicity files, a file on the history of the gallery, leases, floor plans, insurance documents, lists of graphics for sale, and other miscellany.

Exhbition files appear to be incomplete, but do include files for Huichol Indian's art, "The Art of African Peoples" (1973), "Five Contemporary Mexican Painters" (1977), Ethiopian Folk Painting (1978), San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild All Media Exhibition (1982), "25th Anniversary Exhibition" (1985), among several others.

Extensive artists' files include correspondence, price lists, photographs and slides,resumes and biographical material, and sales invoices. Files are found for Benny Andrews, Carlos Almaraz, Richard Bauer, Irving Block, Naomi Caryl, Bernie Casey, Frank Duveneck, Lorser Feitelson, Bruno Groth, David Herschler, Jessie Homer, Suzanne Jackson, Buffie Johnson, Samella Lewis, Helen Lundeberg, Arnold Mesches, Henry Miller, Melvin Schuler, Arthur Secunda, Ken Shores, Jean Varda, and Zev, among many others. The Pat Alexander and Andy Nelson files also contain motion picture film.

Collector and client files document the gallery's relationship with over 115 collectors, museums, and art centers. Files may include correspondence and sales records and are found for Edith Halpert, Olga and Joseph Hirshhorn and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Krannert Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Palm Spring Desert Museum, Paramount Pictures, San Diego Museum of Art, Staempfli Gallery, and Storm King Art Center, among many others.

Financial material documents sales through numbered invoices, consignments, loans, and insurance valuations. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, bulletins, periodicals, and newspaper clippings. One unbound scrapbook contains clippings and exhibition materials.

Photographs are of artwork, artists, and gallery openings. Additional photographs are found in the artists' files.

Joan Wheeler Ankrum personal papers document her personal and professional relationship with family, artists, and collectors. They include correspondence, personal writings, personal financial materials, printed material and loose scrapbook materials, family photographs and photographs of her as an actress, and artwork from various artists.

The papers of artist Morris Broderson, nephew of Joan Ankrum, document his professional relationship with the gallery as his primary dealer. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, publicity files, travel files, projects, exhibitions, collector/client files, financial material, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 12 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1961-1994 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Project Files, 1965-1987 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Administrative Records, 1961- circa 1990s (1 linear foot; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1961-1991 (1 linear foot; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Artists' Files, 1957-1994 (22.5 linear feet; Boxes 3-25, 41-42, FC 43-45)

Series 6: Collector and Client Files, 1960-1994 (3.2 linear feet; Boxes 25-28)

Series 7: Financial Material, 1962-1990 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 28-30)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1957-1994 (2 linear feet; Boxes 30-32, 41)

Series 9: Scrapbook, 1960-1988 (3 folders; Box 32)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (0.35 linear feet; Boxes 32, 42)

Series 11: Joan Ankrum Personal Papers, circa 1900-1993 (2 linear feet; Boxes 32-34, 41)

Series 12: Morris Broderson Papers, 1941-1989 (7.2 linear feet; Boxes 34-42)
Biographical / Historical:
The Ankrum Gallery was established 1960 in Los Angeles by American film actress Joan Wheeler Ankrum and William Chalee. The gallery closed in 1989.

Joan Wheeler Ankrum and William Challee opened Ankrum Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1960 with a one-man show of Ankrum's nephew Morris Broderson. With a focus on contemporary California artists, Ankrum Gallery represented over 395 artists during its 30 years in operation, including Benny Andrews, Carlos Almaraz, Richard Bauer, Irving Block, Naomi Caryl, Bernie Casey, Frank Duveneck, Lorser Feitelson, Bruno Groth, David Herschler, Jessie Homer, Suzanne Jackson, Buffie Johnson, Samella Lewis, Helen Lundeberg, Arnold Mesches, Henry Miller, Melvin Schuler, Arthur Secunda, Ken Shores, Jean Varda, and Zev. In addition, the gallery was among the earliest to exhibit the work of black artists. The gallery also held exhibitions of world artists, which included "Art of African Peoples" (1973), "Yarn Paintings of the Huichol Indians" (1973), "Five Contemporary Mexican Painters" (1977), and "Ethiopian Folk Painting" (1978). Ankrum Gallery closed in 1989.

Art dealer and gallery owner, Joan Wheeler Ankrum was an actress before establishing the Ankrum Gallery primarily to showcase the work of her deaf nephew, Morris Broderson. Born in 1913 in Palo Alto, California, she began acting at the Pasadena Playhouse where she met her first husband Morris Ankrum with whom she had two sons, David and Cary Ankrum. She married gallery co-owner and partner William Challee in 1984. She helped organize the Los Angeles Art Dealers Association and the Monday Night Art Walks on La Cienega Boulevard. She was a member of the relatively short-lived Black Arts Council. Joan Wheeler Ankrum died in 2001 at the age of 88.

Morris Broderson (1928-2011) was a deaf painter. His first one-man show was at the Stanford Museum in 1957, followed by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. By 1959 he'd won two awards from the Los Angeles County Museum, and appeared in the Whitney Museum's "Young America" show in 1960. His travels influenced his work, including the hand gestures of Kabuki art in Japan. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others. Following Joan Ankrum's death in 2001, Broderson was represented by her son David Ankrum.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Joan Ankrum, one conducted by Betty Hoag, April 28, 1964, and a second by Paul Karlstrom, November 5, 1997-February 4, 1998. Additionally, there is an oral history interview with Morris Broderson conducted by Paul Karlstrom, March 11-13, 1998.
Provenance:
The Ankrum Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Joan Ankrum in 1995.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Ankrum Gallery records 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Ankrum Gallery records, circa 1900-circa 1990s, bulk 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ankrgall
See more items in:
Ankrum Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ankrgall
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Jean Varda papers, [ca. 1950-1971]

Creator:
Varda, Jean, 1893-1971  Search this
Subject:
Ryan, Anne  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5757
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208596
AAA_collcode_vardjean
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208596

The New Arts records, 1952-1977

Creator:
New Arts (Art gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Varda, Jean  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Bess, Forrest  Search this
Boynton, Jack  Search this
Steinberg, Richard  Search this
Kuhlman, Walter Egel  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Exhibition catalogs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8083
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210254
AAA_collcode_newarts
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210254

M. H. De Young Memorial Museum records, 1894-1971

Creator:
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Subject:
Capwell, Josephine Edwards  Search this
Schmid, Rupert  Search this
Jackson, T. B.  Search this
Denton, Sherman F.  Search this
Varda, Jean  Search this
Raschen, Henry  Search this
Spooner, Sarah M.  Search this
Watkins, Carleton E.  Search this
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.M. H. De Young Memorial Museum  Search this
California Midwinter International Exposition  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9309
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211504
AAA_collcode_mhdeyoun
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211504

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