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Charles Cajori papers

Creator:
Cajori, Charles, 1921-  Search this
Names:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Bertha Schaefer Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
David Findlay Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gallery Association of New York State  Search this
Lohin Geduld Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Roko Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Stable Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Tanager Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Watkins Art Gallery (American University)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Adams, Pat, 1928-  Search this
Bell, Leland  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Dodd, Lois, 1927-  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Ippolito, Angelo  Search this
King, William, 1925-2015  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Simon, Sidney, 1917-1997  Search this
Soutine, Chaim, 1893-1943  Search this
Extent:
5.8 Linear feet
0.07 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Transcripts
Date:
1942-2011
Summary:
The papers of New York painter, Charles Cajori measure 5.8 linear feet and 0.070 GB and date from 1942-2011. The collection documents Cajori's activities as a painter, educator, and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery that was located on the Lower East Side in New York through correspondence; writings and notes; interviews, talks, and panel discussions, one digitized, on art and artists; and printed materials.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter, Charles Cajori measure 5.8 linear feet and 0.070 GB and date from 1942-2011. The collection documents Cajori's activities as a painter, educator, and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery that was located on the Lower East Side in New York through correspondence; writings and notes; interviews, talks, and panel discussions on art and artists; and printed materials.

Correspondence is personal and professional and consists of mostly incoming letters to Cajori from artists, friends, family, art historians, and academic institutions. There are a few letters from Charles Cajori, including draft of his letters. Among the correspondents are Pat Adams, Leland Bell, Bernard Chaet, Cooper Union, Cleve Gray, Louis Finkelstein, Philip Pearlstein, Sidney Simon, Norman Turner, and the University of California at Berkeley. Of interest, are letters from the founders of the Tanager Gallery, such as Lois Dodd, Angelo Ippolito, and William King. Correspondence also documents Cajori's dealings with galleries and museums as well as his involvement in arts organizations; included are letters from American University, Watkins Gallery; Bertha Schaffer Gallery; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Gallery Association of New York; Museum of Modern Art; Roko Gallery; Stable Gallery; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Writings and notes are and about Charles Cajori. Cajori's writings include drafts on painting and drawing that Cajori prepared for classroom lectures and panel discussions; essays on Paul Cézanne and Chaim Soutine; and his account of the founding of the Tanager Gallery. Cajori's writings also include a biographical account and an artist's statement. There are writings by Louis Finkelstein, Andrew Forge, and Mercedes Matter about Cajori's work. Included are several guest registers for Cajori's exhibitions at the David Findlay Gallery, Lohin Geduld Gallery, and the New York Studio School.

Interviews, talks, and panel discussions include a transcript of an interview with Charles Cajori, audiotaped and videotaped interviews with Charles Cajori, and panel discussions with Cajori and others. Panel discussions with Cajori and others cover such topics as the New York school artists and Chaim Soutine. Many of recordings focus on Cajori's association with the Tanager Gallery, the art scene in New York during the 1950s, and his reflections on art. Also included are miscellaneous videotaped recordings. One panel discussion is digitized.

Printed material contains exhibition catalogs, checklists, announcements, invitations, press releases, clippings, reviews, brochures, and miscellaneous printed material. A file of printed materials on the Tanager Gallery includes exhibition catalogs and clippings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-2011 (Boxes 1-2; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1949-2010 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, Talks, and Panel Discussions, 1983-2010 (Boxes 2-3; 1.2 linear feet, ER01; 0.070 GB)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1950s-2010 (Boxes 3-4; 1.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Painter and teacher Charles Cajori (b. 1921-) has worked in New York City and Connecticut.

Born in Palo Alto, California in 1921, Charles Cajori studied painting at Colorado College and the Cleveland Art School. Cajori served in the United States Air Force during World War II. Upon his return, he attended Columbia University and then spent two years at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where he became acquainted with Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and other Abstract Expressionist artists.

Charles Cajori was one of the founding members of the Tanager Gallery, an early artists' cooperative gallery, originally located at 90 East Tenth Street in New York, which provided a venue for contemporary artists to exhibit their work. In 1956, Charles Cajori had his first solo exhibition at the Tanager Gallery and since then, has been continuously showing his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad including American University, Bertha Schaeffer Gallery, David Findlay Jr. Gallery, El Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Ingber Gallery, Lohin Geduld Gallery, Mattatuck Museum, New Arts Gallery, Paesaggio Gallery, Sala di Esposizione della Biblioteca Americana, Stable Gallery, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Charles Cajori's work is represented in a number of public and private collections including the Ciba-Geigy Corporation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, Walker Art Center, and the Weatherspoon Museum.

In conjunction with his activities as an artist, Charles Cajori has taught painting and drawing at major academic institutions and art schools: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Cooper Union, Cornell University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Cajori was a co-founder of the New York Studio School, where he continues to serve on the faculty.

Charles Cajori has received many honors for his work including the 1959 Distinction in the Arts, Yale University; Benjamin Altman, Figure Prize at the National Academy, 1983, 1987; the Childe Hassam Purchase Award by the Institute of Art and Letters Award, 1975-1976, 1980; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, 1979. Also, Cajori was awarded a Fulbright grant to Italy, 1952-1953 and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1981.

Charles Cajori is married to the painter Barbara Grossman and they live in Watertown, Connecticut.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Charles Cajori in 2011.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Charles Cajori 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
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Charles Cajori papers, 1942-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cajochar
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cajochar

Pat Adams papers, [ca. 1948-1992]

Creator:
Adams, Pat, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
George, La Verne  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Journals (accounts)
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Educators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5630
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208464
AAA_collcode_adampat
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208464

Dore Ashton papers

Creator:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Names:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art -- Faculty  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Faculty  Search this
Adams, Pat, 1928-  Search this
Adley, James, 1931-  Search this
Albee, Edward, 1928-  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Avedon, Richard  Search this
Berthot, Jake, 1939-  Search this
Borges, Jacopo Luis  Search this
Congdon, Dennis  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966  Search this
Guidieri, Remo  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Herbert, George  Search this
Hiss, Alger  Search this
Howes, Barbara  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Licht, Fred, 1928-  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Malamud, Bernard  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik, 1934-  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Vasilikos, Vasilēs, 1934-  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
35.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1928-2014
1849
1931 - 1983
bulk 1952-2014
Summary:
The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Dore Ashton measure 35.6 linear feet and date from circa 1928-2014, with one letter in the Joseph Cornell subject file dating from 1849. The records document Dore Ashton's career as an art critic, historian and educator, with particular depth for the period of 1952 through 1990. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, as well as correspondence, writings, subject files, printed materials, artwork, and reference photographs of artworks. An addition to the Dore Ashton papers includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with many artists, writers and others, including Pat Adams, James Adley, Rudolf Arnheim, Jake Berthot, Dennis Congdon, George Herbert, Remo Guidieri, Barbara Howes, Fred Licht, Joan Punyet Miro, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, and Hedda Sterne, among others. Smaller amounts of letters are from Joseph Albers, Edward Albee, Richard Avedon, Richard Diebenkorn, David Driskell, Alberto Giacometti, Philip Guston, Lillian Hellman, Alger Hiss, Bernard Malamud, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Lewis Mumford, Claes Oldenburg, and Vassilis Vassilikos.

Writings consist of transcripts of miscellaneous articles or those written for various publications. Research files include reference or research materials for books, exhibitions, individuals and various topics. Individuals and topics include Jacopo Luis Borges, Allan Kaprow, Richard Lindner, Seong Moy, Jean Tinguely, Mark Tobey, Jack Tworkov, Adja Yunkers; and Dadaism, poetry and symbolism.

The addition to the Dore Ashton papers (Series 8) includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, writing project and subject files, teaching files, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographic material. Writings make up a significant part of the addition and contain hundreds of manuscripts, as well as lectures, notes, sixty notebooks, ten diaries, and writings by others. Writing project and subject files comprise over half of the addition and encompass a large collection of alphabetical files pertaining to artists, actors, writers, thinkers, and collaborators; work projects including writings, exhibitions, panels, symposia, and lecture series; as well as various other subjects and topics. The addition also contains teaching files related to Ashton's positions at the Cooper Union, the New School for Social Research, and Yale University. The photographic material in this series is also abundant and contains hundreds of original photographs of Ashton throughout all stages of her life, many with friends and family.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1962-1978

Series 2: Correspondence, 1945-2010, undated

Series 3: Writings, 1952-1976, undated

Series 4: Research files, 1849, 1950-1984, 2009, undated

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1931-1981, undated

Series 6: Artwork, 1949, 1952, 1983, undated

Series 7: Photographs of Artwork, circa 1950-2010

Series 8: Addition to the Dore Ashton Papers, circa 1928-2013
Biographical / Historical:
Dore Ashton (1928-) is an art critic, author, and educator living in New York City. She wrote, contributed , and edited more than 30 books. Ashton was born in Newark New Jersey in 1928 and received an MA from Harvard University in 1950. Her many books and articles focus on late 19th and 20th century art and artists. Ashton was associate editor at Art Digest from 1952-1954, and critic for Arts and Architecture at the New York Times, 1955-1960. Starting in 1962 she held several lecturing posts at various institutions including the School of Visual Arts, Cooper Union, and the New School for Social Research. She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1964 and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 1980. Among Ashton's books are Abstract Art Before Columbus, 1956; Poets and the Past, 1959; A Joseph Cornell Album, 1974; Yes, But…A Critical Study of Philip Guston, 1976, About Rothko, 1983; The New York School: a Cultural Reckoning, 1973; Noguchi East and West, 1992; and David Rankin: The New York Years, 2013. Dore Ashton was the first critic to develop a comprehensive and eye-witness account of the history of the Abstract Expressions.

Ashton married artist Adja Yunkers (1900-1983) in 1953, and they had two daughters Alexandra (known as Sasha) and Marina. In 1985 she married writer Matti Megged (1923-2003).
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives is an oral history interview with Dore Ashton conducted November 21, 2010 by George W. Sampson, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project.

Dore Ashton papers are also located at Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
Provenance:
The Dore Ashton papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dore Ashton May 27, 1982, May 8, 1997, June 2, 2011, and March, 25, 2016.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Dore Ashton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women art critics  Search this
Historians  Search this
Educators  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Transcripts
Citation:
Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ashtdore
See more items in:
Dore Ashton papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ashtdore
Additional Online Media:

Art : a woman's sensibility / [Miriam Schapiro, editor]

Issuing body:
California Institute of the Arts Feminist Art Program  Search this
Editor:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-2015  Search this
Author of introduction:
Metzger, Deena  Search this
Artist:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Asher, Elise 1914-  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Benglis, Lynda 1941-  Search this
Bernstein, Judith 1942-  Search this
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Brenner, Susan  Search this
Brody, Sherry 1932-  Search this
Brown, Joan 1938-1990  Search this
Burko, Diane 1945-  Search this
Campbell, Gretna 1922-1987  Search this
Caparn, Rhys 1909-1997  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Carson, Karen 1943-  Search this
Danielli, Edie  Search this
Edelheit, Martha  Search this
Fine, Perle 1905-1988  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Freed, Hermine  Search this
Freilicher, Jane 1924-2014  Search this
Getchoff, Sonia  Search this
Graves, Nancy 1940-1995  Search this
Grigoriadis, Mary  Search this
Haerer, Carol 1933-2002  Search this
Hall, Susan  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Harris, Pamela  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hirsch, Gilah Yelin  Search this
Horowitz, Ida  Search this
Jacobs, Jessica  Search this
Katzen, Lila  Search this
Knowles, Alison 1933-  Search this
Korman, Harriet  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Lansner, Fay  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Leaf, June 1929-  Search this
Leonard, Joanne  Search this
Levi, Linda  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack 1938-  Search this
Marcus, Marcia 1928-  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Maas Mosen, Nancy  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Newburger, Babette  Search this
Palfi, Marion 1907-1978  Search this
Picard, Lil  Search this
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
Piper, Adrian 1948-  Search this
Rachel, Vaughan  Search this
Remington, Deborah  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne 1903-  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Savage, Naomi 1927-  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee 1939-  Search this
Semmel, Joan 1932-  Search this
Slavin, Arlene  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Smith, Barbara Turner 1931-  Search this
Snyder, Joan 1940-  Search this
Spero, Nancy 1926-2009  Search this
Speyer, Nora  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Strider, Marjorie  Search this
Stuart, Michelle 1933-  Search this
Tavenner, Patricia  Search this
Van Fleet, Ellen 1942 or 1944-  Search this
Wayne, June 1918-2011  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Zehr, Connie  Search this
Zucker, Barbara M. 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
82 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
20th century
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N43 .C35 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095826

[Pat Adams : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Call number:
VF-- Adams, Pat
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCULATE. FOLDER(S) AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY AT THE NMAA/NPG LIBRARY.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563646

Pat Adams : paintings 1968-1988 / Debra Bricker Balken

Author:
Balken, Debra Bricker  Search this
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Berkshire Museum  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
C1988
Call number:
ND237.A264B34 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642550

Pat Adams, works on paper : [exhibition] April 8 - May 17, 1986

Author:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
[14] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 18 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
[1986]
Call number:
ND237.A264 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647441

Pat Adams : artist in residence, winter 1994, paintings

Author:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
Call number:
ND237.A264 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_667813

Pat Adams : circles, spheres and other correspondences

Title:
Circles, spheres and other correspondences
Author:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Cohn, Sherrye 1946-  Search this
New York Academy of Sciences  Search this
American Association for the Advancement of Science  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
20, [1] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 19 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
Call number:
ND237.A264 A4 1988b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_667837

Pat Adams paintings, a survey 1952-1979 : [exhibition] The Contemporary Arts Center, [Cincinnati], December 7, 1979-January 20, 1980 / organized by Ruth K. Meyer, Curator

Author:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Meyer, Ruth K  Search this
Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Call number:
N40.1.A2193 C7
N40.1.A2193C7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_136067

Adams at Zabriskie : 25th anniversary exhibition : [Dec. 5 to Jan. 6, 1979]

Author:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
Call number:
ND237.A264 A4 1979
N40.1.A2193 Z2
N40.1.A2193Z2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_140375

A catalog of prints created by distinguished artists at Vermont Studio Center Press / Pat Adams ... [et al.]

Author:
VSCPress  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
VSCPress  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
Topic:
Color prints  Search this
Monotype (Engraving)  Search this
Etching  Search this
Call number:
NE75 .V73 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_941535

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