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I Would Just As Soon Have Skipped It All

Title:
Kurt Vonnegut
Artist:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007  Search this
Sitter:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007  Search this
Medium:
Silkscreen print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 38.2 x 28.3 cm (15 1/16 x 11 1/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
2006
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Male  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joe Petro III in honor of Kurt Vonnegut
Object number:
NPG.2009.15
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kurt Vonnegut
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2009.15

Kurt Vonnegut Self-Portrait

Artist:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007  Search this
Sitter:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007  Search this
Medium:
Screenprint
Dimensions:
Sheet: 76.5 x 57cm (30 1/8 x 22 7/16")
Mat: 91.4 x 71.1cm (36 x 28")
Type:
Print
Date:
1993
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Male  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2000.98
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Artist:
Yousuf Karsh, 23 Dec 1908 - 13 Jul 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 34.4 x 26.6 cm (13 9/16 x 10 1/2")
Sheet: 25.5 x 27.6 cm (10 1/16 x 10 7/8")
Mount: 40.7 x 33 cm (16 x 13")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1990
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Male  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh
Object number:
NPG.2012.77.100
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Yousuf Karsh
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Kurt Vonnegut

Artist:
David Levine, 20 Dec 1926 - 29 Dec 2009  Search this
Sitter:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007  Search this
Medium:
India ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 31.6cm x 23.9 cm (12 7/16" x 9 7/16")
Sheet: 34.9cm x 28 cm (13 3/4" x 11")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1976
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Food\Pie  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Male  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert Fishko
Object number:
NPG.93.106
Restrictions & Rights:
© David Levine
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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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:
Christmas cards  Search this
Poets  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Slides (photographs)  Search this
Women sculptors  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
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Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983

Creator:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Subject:
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Neel, Alice  Search this
Lattimore, Richmond Alexander  Search this
Evergood, Philip Howard  Search this
Tooker, George  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Canaday, John Edwin  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Chappell, Warren  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Kitaj, R. B. (Ronald Brooks)  Search this
Moore, Marianne  Search this
Deutsch, Babette  Search this
Delevante, Sidney  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest)  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Westcott, Glenway  Search this
Johnson, Una E.  Search this
Folinsbee, John Fulton  Search this
Ferber, Edna  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Ciardi, John  Search this
Kearns, James  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Leighton, Clare Veronica Hope  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers  Search this
New Society of Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Prints  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Watercolors  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9195
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211390
AAA_collcode_bishisab
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211390
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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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Artist:
Kenneth Hari, 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 11 Nov 1922 - 11 Apr 2007  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
76.5cm x 61cm (30 1/8" x 24"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1970-1978
Topic:
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Male  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Indianapolis Museum of Art
Website: collection.imamuseum.org/
Object number:
78.231
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_78.231

Rabo Karabekian : Gary Rough / [essays by Russell Ferguson and Mark Baillie ; editing, Richard Slovak]

Author:
Rough, Gary 1972-  Search this
Ferguson, Russell  Search this
Baillie, Mark  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Slovak, Richard  Search this
McCaffrey Fine Art  Search this
Subject:
Rough, Gary 1972-  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Physical description:
33 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Painting, Scottish  Search this
Call number:
ND497.R844 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_950464

50 years later : Hoosiers remember WW II : Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Frank Klibbe, Madge Minton, Alex Vraciu ..

Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Klibbe, Frank  Search this
Minton, Madge  Search this
Vraciu, Alexander  Search this
Indiana Historical Society  Search this
Physical description:
63, [1] p., [3] p. of plates : ill., (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Place:
Indiana
Date:
1991
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Call number:
D769.85.I6 F46 1991
D769.85.I6F46 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427714

Isabel Bishop papers

Creator:
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Names:
American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers  Search this
New Society of Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Chappell, Warren, 1904-  Search this
Ciardi, John, 1916-  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Delevante, Sidney, 1894-  Search this
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968  Search this
Folinsbee, John Fulton, 1892-1972  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison), 1883-1968  Search this
Johnson, Una E.  Search this
Kearns, James  Search this
Kitaj, R. B.  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-  Search this
Lattimore, Richmond Alexander, 1906-1984  Search this
Leighton, Clare, 1899-  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette, 1899 or 1900-1972  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Tooker, George  Search this
Van Veen, Stuyvesant  Search this
Vonnegut, Kurt  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Westcott, Glenway  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Watercolors
Sketches
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Date:
1914-1983
Summary:
The papers of realist painter Isabel Bishop date from 1914 to 1983 and measure 2.6 linear feet. The collection documents Bishop's painting career, her friendship with other artists, and her participation in several arts organizations. There are scattered biographical documents, correspondence with fellow artists such as Peggy Bacon, Warren Chappell, Edward Laning, and R. B. Kitaj, and with writers, curators, museums, galleries, arts organizations, and others. Also found are arts organization files, Bishop's writings about Warren Chappell and friend Reginald Marsh, notes, exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material, photographs of Bishop and her artwork, and photographs of Reginald and Felicia Marsh. Original artwork includes 8 sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and watercolor figure studies.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of realist painter Isabel Bishop date from 1914 to 1983 and measure 2.6 linear feet. The collection documents Bishop's painting career, her friendship with other artists, and her participation in several arts organizations. Scattered biographical documents include awards and a file on her participation in art juries.

Bishop was friends with many artists and cultural figures and her correspondence includes letters to and from artists such as John Taylor Arms, Peggy Bacon, Peter Blume, Warren Chappell (many letters from Chappell are illustrated), Sidney Delevante, Edwin Dickinson, Philip Evergood, John Folinsbee, Malvina Hoffman, Jo Hopper, James Kearns, Leon Kroll, Clare Leighton, Jack Levine, Alice Neel, Hobson Pittman, Fairfield Porter, Abraham Rattner, Katherine Schmidt, Henry Schnakenberg, Raphael Soyer, George Tooker, Stuyvesant Van Veen, Franklin Watkins, Mahonri Young, and William Zorach. Bishop not only corresponded with artists but also many poets, authors, historians, and dancers, such as Van Wyck Brooks, John Canaday, John Ciardi, Merce Cunningham, Babette Deutsch, Edna Ferber, Richmond Lattimore, Marianne Moore, Lewis Mumford, Kurt Vonnegut, and Glenway Westcott. Also found are letters from many galleries, museums, and schools which exhibited or purchased her work, including curators Juliana Force and Una Johnson.

Bishop kept files from her affiliations with the American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers and the New Society of Artists, containing mostly membership and financial records, and a file on a UNESCO conference. Unfortunately, files documenting her membership and vice presidency of the National Institute of Arts & Letters are not found here.

A small amount of Bishop's writings and notes include essays about friends and artists Reginald Marsh and Warren Chappell. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, news clippings, magazines, and a design by G. Alan Chidsey for a book about Bishop. Photographs depict Bishop with her husband and in her studio, her artwork, and also include three photographs of her friend, Reginald Marsh.

Original artwork includes eight small sketchbooks, loose pen and ink sketches, intaglio prints, watercolor figure studies, and a drawing of Bishop by Aaron Bohrod.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1943-1975 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1939-1983 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Organization Files, 1924-1937, 1951-1952 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings & Notes, 1937-1960s (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1930-1979 (Box 2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1914, circa 1920s-1975 (Box 2, OV 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1940s-1970s (Box 2-4, OV 5; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Remsen Bishop and Anna Bartram Newbold Bishop. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Detroit, Michigan. As a child Bishop took art classes and had a growing interest in drawing. In 1918 at the age of 16 she left home and moved to New York City where she enrolled in the School of Applied Design for Women to be an illustrator. However, her real interest was in painting, not the graphic arts, and she enrolled in the Art Students League in 1920. There she studied with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Guy Pene du Bois and met many young artists, including Reginald Marsh and Edwin Dickinson, both of whom became close friends. She took classes until 1924 and rented a studio and living space on 14th Street in a neighborhood where many artists maintained studios at the time.

Bishop began exhibiting her work and participated in artist groups, including the Whitney Studio Club and the New Society of Artists. During the 1920s and 1930s she developed a realist style of painting, primarily depicting women in their daily routine on the streets of Manhattan. Her work was greatly influenced by Peter Paul Rubens and other Dutch and Flemish painters that she had discovered during trips to Europe. In 1932 Bishop began showing her work frequently at the newly opened Midtown Galleries, where her work would be represented throughout her career.

In 1934 she married Harold Wolff, a neurologist, and moved with him to Riverdale, New York. Bishop kept her studio in Manhattan, moving from 14th Street to Union Square. She remained in her Union Square studio for fifty years (1934-1984). From 1936 to 1937 she taught at the Art Students League and in 1940 her son Remsen was born. In 1941 she was named a member of the National Academy of Design and from 1944 to 1946 she was the Vice President of the National Institute of Arts & Letters, the first woman to hold an executive position with that organization. She wrote articles and joined other artists in speaking out in support of realist painting and against the abstract style that was dominating the New York art scene.

During her long career which lasted into the 1980s, Bishop exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, traveled throughout the U. S. as an exhibition juror, and won many awards for her work, including the award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts presented by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are three oral history interviews with Isabel Bishop, April 15, 1959, May 29, 1959, and November 12-December 11, 1987.

The Whitney Museum of American Art and Midtown Galleries loaned additional Bishop papers to the Archives for microfilming on reels NY59-4 and NY59-5. These items were returned to the lenders after microfilming and are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in several installments by Isabel Bishop from 1959 to 1983.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Isabel Bishop 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
Realism in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Watercolors
Sketches
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Citation:
Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bishisab
See more items in:
Isabel Bishop papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bishisab
Additional Online Media:

Letters

Collection Creator:
Asher, Elise, 1914-  Search this
Extent:
2 folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1988, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Letters found here are from Asher's colleagues, including Fritz Bultman, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Hans Hofmann, Norman Mailer, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Jack Tworkov, and Kurt Vonnegut. The letters primarily concern their art-related activities.

See Appendix for list of notable correspondents from Series 2
Appendix: Notable Correspondents from Series 2:
Adams, Pat: May 31, 1979

Albert, Calvin: undated Christmas cards (3), one is illustrated

Ashton, Dore: undated postcard?; Jun 12, 1985

Beck, Rosemarie: Jun 1972

Boghosian, Varujan and Marilyn: undated Christmas card

Bourgeois, Louise: Jun 15, 1977

Brooks, Charlotte and Jim: undated letters (2); Apr 3, 1966; Jul 27, 1970; Feb 15, 1971

Brustlein, Daniel: Sep 8, 1955

Bultman, Fritz: undated letters (3); Dec 12, 1964; Jan 2, 1965; Dec 1976

Burlin, Paul and Peggy: Dec 4, 1960

Busa, Peter: Dec 23, 1964

Castellon, Hilda, Paul, and Fred: undated Christmas card

Cavallon, Giorgio: Nov 15, 1955; Sep 8, 1963; Oct 22, 1963; Jan 6, 1965; Oct 3, 1966; Mar 12, 1974

De Kooning, Lisa: 1979 (incomplete letter)

Dorfman, Elsa: undated letter

Ferber, Ilse and Herbert: undated Christmas card; Oct 24, 1960? (with 5 photographs of works)

Ferren, John: undated Christmas card (illustrated); Feb 11, 1964; Jun 30, 1964

Frankenthaler, Helen: undated letters (2); Aug 2, 1956; Jan 19, 1960; Oct 2_, 1960; Apr 1, 1961; Mar 1, 1969; Aug 18, 1969; also see Robert Motherwell

Friedman, Sanford: undated postcard; Jul 7, 1969; Dec 26, 1981; Apr 19, 1988; Dec 27, 1988

Greene, Stephen and Sigrid: undated Christmas cards (2)

Gross, Chaim and Renee: 1967 Christmas card; 1968 Christmas card; 1983 Christmas card

Gruen, John: undated Christmas card

Guston, Philip and Musa: undated Christmas card with illustration; undated letters (3); Jul 29, 1958; Aug 17, 1960; Sep 19, 1963 (illustrated); Jan 10, 1964 (illustrated); Aug 17, 1964 (illustrated); Nov 6, 1964; Sep 22, 1969; Oct 13, 1970; Feb 15, 1971; [1971]; Apr 9, 1971; Aug 2, 1971; Sep 19, 1972; Dec 22, 1972; Jun 12, 1973; Jul 16, 1973 (illustrated); Aug 27, 1974; Dec 1, 1974; Jan 9, 1975; Aug 16, 1979

Hare, David: Mar 7, 1957; Jun 15, 1979; Aug 4, 1980; Jul 14, 1981; Apr 1, 1983

Harmon, Lily: undated Christmas card

Hess, Thomas: undated letters (2); Nov 12, 1974 (envelope only)

Hofmann, Hans and Miz: undated letter; Dec 23, 1952; Dec 1957; Jun 25, 1958; Dec 1, 1958; Jun 3, 1960; Jun 13, 1962; Apr 18, 1963

Kahn, Wolf: Oct 16, 1955

Kootz, Sam and Jane: undated Christmas card

Kuh, Katharine: undated letter; Dec 28, 1974

Mailer, Norman: Apr 11, 1968

Manso?, Leo: Dec 1979 illustrated envelope

Miller, Dorothy: Aug 26, 1953

Morris, Hilda: undated letters (3)

Motherwell, Robert and Renata Ponsold: Mar 3, 1975; Oct 1, 1977; Oct 16, 1978; Feb 25, 1985; Nov 29, 1988; also see Helen Frankenthaler

Nevelson, Louise: Dec 20, 1960 (illustrated card)

O'Doherty, Brian: undated letter; Jul 31, 1967; Aug 5, 1968 Sep 20, 1982

Pavia, Philip: Aug 17, 1982

Reis, Bernard and Becky: undated Christmas cards (2)

Resnick, Milton: Feb 23, 1956

Rosati, James and Carmel: undated Christmas cards (2); also see Art Work

Rothko, Mark: undated letters (2); Jul 20, 1959; Aug 9, 1961; also see Photographs

Stamos, Theodorus: undated letter; Jan 3, 1962; Aug 6, 1964; Jul 14, 1965; Aug 19, 1965; Jul 15, 1966; Jul 19, 1967; Jun 29, 1968; Aug 5, 1968; Jul 23, 1973; Dec 11, 1981

Stevens, May: Jul 14, 1975

Stout, Myron: Mar 25, 1980

Terris, Albert and Virginia: Dec 1953 (illustrated Christmas card)

Tworkov, Jack and family: undated letters (2); Dec 22, 1955 (illustrated Christmas card); Aug 27, 1956; Jul 5, 1960; Dec 11, 1960; Oct 21, 1968; Jan 4, 1983

Varian, Elayne: Oct 6, 1969; Dec 19, 1969

Vonnegut, Kurt: undated letters (2); Jan 29, 1975

Watson, Hildegarde: Feb 24, 1946; Jun 12, 1948; Mar 31, 1951; Jan 27, 1956; Aug 9, 1958

Webb, Nancy: Jan 6, 1986; Dec 15, 1986 (illustrated Christmas card)

Wesley, John: Mar 21, 1987

White, Emil: see Art Work

Williams, William Carlos: Jul 2, 1949 (photocopy); also see Photographs

Wilson, Jane: see John Gruen

Yunkers, Adja: undated cards (2), one illustrated; Feb 3, 1951; Dec 16, 1964
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elise Asher papers, 1923-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.asheelis, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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