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Lily Harmon papers, 1930-1996

Creator:
Harmon, Lily, 1912-1998  Search this
Subject:
Vogel, Ilse Margret  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Manacher, Frances  Search this
Bruno, Phillip A.  Search this
Kahn, Max  Search this
Knotts, Howard  Search this
Alcopley  Search this
Stix, Hugh  Search this
Sapanel, Margarete  Search this
Neumann, Peter  Search this
Schmid, Elsa  Search this
Hutton, Leonard  Search this
Neumann, Albrecht  Search this
Abraham, Nelson Algren  Search this
Schultz, Margarete  Search this
Drew, Bettina  Search this
Isaacs, Lewis  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Warburg, Edward M. M.  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Nierendorf, Karl  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Lamm, Johanna Neumann  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Rothbaum, Nolbert  Search this
Hertzberg, Benjamin  Search this
Driggs, Elsie B.  Search this
Odets, Clifford  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Diaries
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209822
AAA_collcode_harmlily
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209822

Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of sound recordings relating to art and artists, 1962-1976

Creator:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de  Search this
Jones, John  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Cohen, Jean  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Margo, Boris  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Beck, Margit  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Bellow, Saul  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Asher, Elise  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Drexler, Rosalyn  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Middleman, Raoul F.  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Cale, John  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Orlowsky, Lillian  Search this
Nico  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas  Search this
Kahn, Wolf  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Ross, Alvin  Search this
Freed, William  Search this
Marcus, Marcia  Search this
Gorelick, Shirley  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Martin, Fletcher  Search this
Gelb, Jan  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Ustinov, Peter  Search this
Rothschild, Judith  Search this
Whyte, William Hollingsworth  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art in america  Search this
Optical art  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215801
AAA_collcode_seckdoro
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215801
Additional Online Media:

Karl E. Fortess taped interviews with artists, circa 1963-1985

Creator:
Fortess, Karl E. (Karl Eugene), 1907-1993  Search this
Subject:
Penney, James  Search this
Kahn, Wolf  Search this
Sample, Paul Starrett  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Thon, William  Search this
Pattison, Abbott Lawrence  Search this
Lockspeiser, Mary  Search this
Held, Al  Search this
Melcarth, Edward  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan  Search this
Hudson, Gary Van Voorhees  Search this
Alexander, F. O. (Franklin Osborne)  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Klitgaard, Georgina  Search this
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Knaths, Karl  Search this
Palmer, William C. (William Charles)  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert  Search this
Ferber, Herbert  Search this
Prohaska, Ray  Search this
Mandel, Howard  Search this
Adler, Samuel  Search this
Groth, John  Search this
Candell, Victor  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Leslie, Alfred  Search this
Simon, Sidney  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth L.  Search this
Reich, Murray  Search this
Greenwood, Marion  Search this
Zerbe, Karl  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Schreiber, Georges  Search this
Pittman, Hobson Lafayette  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Siporin, Mitchell  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Marantz, Irving  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Boghosian, Varujan  Search this
Kingman, Dong  Search this
Alcalay, Albert  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Cherry, Denny Winters  Search this
Berger, Jason  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Blanch, Arnold  Search this
Engle, Harry  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Kallem, Henry  Search this
Sternberg, Harry  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin)  Search this
Opper, John  Search this
Schwartz, Henry  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Angeloch, Robert  Search this
Baumbach, Harold  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Orsini, Robert  Search this
Bell, Leland  Search this
Vytlacil, Vaclav  Search this
Laning, Edward  Search this
Jenkins, Paul  Search this
Passlof, Pat (Patricia)  Search this
Wilson, John Woodrow  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Mazur, Michael  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Jules, Mervin  Search this
Mattson, Henry E (Henry Elis)  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Martin, Fletcher  Search this
Parker, Raymond  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Magafan, Ethel  Search this
Picken, George  Search this
Marcus, Marcia  Search this
De Creeft, José  Search this
Murch, Walter Tandy  Search this
Neel, Alice  Search this
Hoener, Arthur  Search this
Gibran, Kahlil  Search this
Solman, Joseph  Search this
Soyer, Isaac  Search this
Yarde, Richard  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Koch, John  Search this
Kaz, Nathaniel  Search this
Grippe, Peter J.  Search this
Armitage, Kenneth  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Neustadt, Barbara  Search this
Lee, Doris  Search this
Florsheim, Richard A.  Search this
Lipton, Seymour  Search this
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton  Search this
Demetropoulos, Charles  Search this
King, William Dickey  Search this
Romano, Umberto Roberto  Search this
Floch, Joseph  Search this
Harmon, Lily  Search this
Schrag, Karl  Search this
Pachner, William  Search this
Pollet, Joseph C.  Search this
Laderman, Gabriel  Search this
Marsicano, Nicholas  Search this
Sander, Ludwig  Search this
Lechay, James  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Pike, John  Search this
Hirsch, Joseph  Search this
Pineda, Marianna  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Breinin, Raymond  Search this
Morgan, Maud Cabot  Search this
Cherry, Herman  Search this
Gonzalez, Xavier  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Weeks, James  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright  Search this
Glaser, Milton  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Cusumano, Stefano  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Dehn, Adolf Arthur  Search this
Fine, Perle  Search this
Laufman, Sidney  Search this
Swan, Barbara  Search this
Chavez, Edward Arcenio  Search this
Stoltenberg, Donald  Search this
Tovish, Harold  Search this
Haeberlin, Carolyn  Search this
Vehara, Carole  Search this
Heliker, John Edward  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Summers, Carol  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Taylor, John  Search this
Crampton, Rollin McNeil  Search this
Morris, Kyle Randolph  Search this
Scarlett, Rolph  Search this
Dobkin, Alexander  Search this
Rosati, James  Search this
Cote, Alan A.  Search this
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Hurwitz, Sidney  Search this
Nivola, Costantino  Search this
Busa, Peter  Search this
Metcalf, Conger A.  Search this
Preusser, Robert O. (Robert Ormerod)  Search this
Maril, Herman  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Vickrey, Robert  Search this
Muench, John  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Kaplan, Joseph  Search this
Solomon, Hyde  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly  Search this
Matsubara, Naoko  Search this
Abeles, Sigmund  Search this
Moffett, Ross E.  Search this
Loew, Michael  Search this
Moss, Ben Frank  Search this
Philipp, Robert  Search this
Townley, Hugh  Search this
Rose, Herman  Search this
Aach, Herbert  Search this
Merkin, Richard  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Milton, Peter Winslow  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Ponce de Leon, Michael  Search this
Pickens, Alton  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Kienbusch, William Austin  Search this
Cox, Jan  Search this
Petrov, Dimitre  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Kay, Reed  Search this
Bromberg, Manuel  Search this
Dodd, Betty  Search this
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Christ-Janer, Albert  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Mason, Emily  Search this
Hillsmith, Fannie  Search this
Leiber, Gerson August  Search this
Lewis, Norman  Search this
Polonsky, Arthur  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Bohlen, Nina  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Brandt, Warren  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Birmelin, Robert  Search this
Small, Hannah  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Solomon, Syd  Search this
Schwartz, Manfred  Search this
Castellón, Federico  Search this
Plate, Walter  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Kallem, Herbert  Search this
Blanch, Lucile Lundquist  Search this
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Neuman, Robert S. (Robert Sterling)  Search this
Ruellan, Andrée  Search this
Gwathmey, Robert  Search this
Morris, George L. K. (George Lovett Kingsland)  Search this
White, Charles  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Sokole, Miron  Search this
Eshoo, Robert  Search this
Stone, Sylvia  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Browning, Colleen  Search this
Wilson, Reginald  Search this
Biddle, George  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Vicente, Esteban  Search this
Chasteen, Ancil  Search this
Margo, Boris  Search this
Freilicher, Jane  Search this
Moller, Hans  Search this
Steffen, Bernard J.  Search this
Gikow, Ruth Levine  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Katzman, Herbert  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Reisman, Philip  Search this
Botkin, Henry  Search this
Wilson, Sol  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
D'Arista, Robert  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Georges, Paul  Search this
Edwards, Ethel  Search this
Graziani, Sante  Search this
Hovannes, John  Search this
Redein, Alex  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Cox, Gardner  Search this
Isenburger, Eric  Search this
Sanders, Joop A.  Search this
Salemme, Lucy  Search this
Andrews, Benny  Search this
Stasik, Andrew  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13399
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216518
AAA_collcode_fortkarl
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216518

Marcia Marcus papers, 1928-2016, bulk 1950-2000

Creator:
Marcus, Marcia, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Müller, Dody  Search this
Stout, Myron Stedman  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Benson, Elaine  Search this
Barnes, Dorothy Gill  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7996
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210165
AAA_collcode_marcmarc
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210165
Additional Online Media:

Adelyn Dohme Breeskin papers, circa 1934-1986

Creator:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Subject:
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
MacIver, Loren  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8422
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210596
AAA_collcode_breeadel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210596

Tirca Karlis Gallery records, 1927-1980

Creator:
Tirca Karlis Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Grosz, George  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Karlis, Tirca  Search this
Robus, Hugo  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8563
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210742
AAA_collcode_tirckarl
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210742

Louis and Annette Kaufman papers, 1931-2000

Creator:
Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994  Search this
Kaufman, Annette  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Lebduska, Lawrence  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Rosenberg, Paul  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
LÔeger, Fernand  Search this
Kokoschka, Oskar  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211322
AAA_collcode_kaufloui
Theme:
The Art Market
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211322

George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk 1932-1978

Creator:
Constant, George, 1892-1978  Search this
Subject:
Gecan, Vilko  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Davidson, Morris  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Caparn, Rhys  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Eaton, Charles Warren  Search this
Preston, Georgette  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Putnam, Wallace  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R. (Roy Rothschild)  Search this
Carnell, Julia Shaw Patterson  Search this
Perret, Nell Foster  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Audubon Artists  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Spanish Refugee Aid (Organization)  Search this
Lyman Allyn Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Christmas cards
Topic:
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9389
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211586
AAA_collcode_consgeor
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211586
Additional Online Media:

Milton Avery papers, 1926-1982, bulk 1950-1982

Creator:
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Subject:
Duthuit, Georges  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Putnam, Wallace  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9536
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211735
AAA_collcode_avermilt
Theme:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211735
Additional Online Media:

Gloria Dale papers, 1952-1970

Creator:
Dale, Gloria  Search this
Subject:
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Butchkes, Sydney  Search this
Knipschild, Robert L. (Robert Leon)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Rugs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6001
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229787
AAA_collcode_daleglor
Theme:
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Architecture & Design
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229787

Oral history interview with Louis Kaufman, 1985 Feb. 15

Interviewee:
Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Cloudman, Ruth Howard, 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Burliuk, David  Search this
Zborowski, Mark  Search this
Berkman, Aaron  Search this
Kumpt, Mary  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12497
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215635
AAA_collcode_kaufma85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215635
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sally Michel Avery, 1967 November 3

Interviewee:
Avery, Sally Michel, 1902-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11687
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215566
AAA_collcode_avery67
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215566

Oral history interview with Sally Avery, 1982 February 19

Interviewee:
Avery, Sally Michel, 1902-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Wolf, Tom  Search this
Subject:
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Opportunity Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12685
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215618
AAA_collcode_avery82
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215618
Additional Online Media:

Avery, Sally

Collection Creator:
Lisle, Laurie  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 2, Item 16
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1987 March 5
Collection Restrictions:
The Georgia O'Keeffe portion of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment, and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

All Louise Nevelson related interviews in this collection are access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information. Access, with permission, to original papers and audiovisual material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's reponsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson, 1902-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson
Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson / Series 2: Interviews of and Related to Louise Nevelson
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lisllaur-ref43

Milton Avery papers

Creator:
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Names:
Avery, Sally  Search this
Duthuit, Georges, 1891-  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1982
bulk 1950-1982
Summary:
The papers of abstract painter Milton Avery measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1982, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1950 to 1982. Almost the entire collection consists of records of the Milton Avery Trust (2.4 linear feet) maintained by Avery's wife Sally, who served as a trustee. Milton Avery's business and personal correspondence (five folders) contains letters from friends and fellow artists, including a few from George Duthuit, Louis Eilshemius, Marsden Hartley, Wallace Putnam, and Mark Rothko. Also found are scattered writings about Avery, price lists, estate records, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and news clippings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of abstract painter Milton Avery measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1982, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1950 to 1982. Almost the entire collection consists of business files maintained by Milton Avery's wife Sally as a trustee for the Milton Avery Trust (2.4 linear feet). Milton Avery's business and personal correspondence (five folders) contains letters from friends and fellow artists, including a few from George Duthuit, Louis Eilshemius, Marsden Hartley, Wallace Putnam, and Mark Rothko. Also found are scattered writings about Avery, price lists, estate records, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and news clippings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1964, 1975 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-1981 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1950-1981 (Box 1-4; 2.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1951-1979 (Box 4; 5 folders)

Series 5: Financial & Legal Records, 1943-1982 (Box 4; 6 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1926, 1962-1977 (Box 4; 4 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1970 (Box 4; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Milton Avery (1885-1965) was born in Altmar, New York and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. Around 1905 he began attending the Connecticut League of Art Students in Hartford where he studied life drawing while also working full-time as a factory worker and file clerk. In 1915 he had his first public exhibition and, in 1918, transferred to the School of Art Society in Hartford. In 1924 he met Sally Michel (1905-2003), a student at the Art Students League in New York, and moved to New York City to be closer to her. They married one year later. Around this time Avery also altered his year of birth to 1893, perhaps due to the age difference between him and Sally. After their marriage Sally worked as an illustrator so that Avery could paint full time.

During the early 1920s, Avery's works were traditional figurative and genre subjects, influenced by American Impressionism. By the mid 1920s, with his move to New York, Avery began to simplify his forms and use broader expanses of flat color. Although his paintings became increasingly abstract, he never fully abandoned representational subject matter, painting figure groups, still lifes, landscapes, and seascapes. By the mid-1940s, Avery's work was characterized by a reduction of elements and elimination of detail, filled with an emphasis on arbitrary color.

Avery exhibited in a group show at The Opportunity Gallery in 1928 which also featured Mark Rothko and the two became close friends. He became friends with many other artists including Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, and Marsden Hartley. Avery's color work was an important influence on many younger artists, particularly Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, and other Color Field painters. The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. was the first museum to purchase one of his paintings in 1929 and to give him his first solo museum exhibition in 1944.

In 1949 Milton Avery suffered a major heart attack and began making monotypes during his recovery. He returned to painting despite periods of ill-health, and his reputation grew rapidly over the next ten years, culminating in a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1960. He also exhibited along with his wife Sally Avery and their daughter, March Avery Cavanaugh (born in 1932), both of whom were also painters. Avery died in 1965 and left behind an oeuvre of paintings that numbers in the thousands. His wife Sally managed his estate and the sale of his works to many major museums, and served as a trustee for the Milton Avery Trust until her death in 2003.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels N68-95, N68-115, N69-63, and 2535 including six scrapbooks, a sketchbook, Christmas cards, exhibition catalogs, and photographs. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Milton Avery papers were donated in 1968, 1969, and 1982 by his widow Sally Avery, including a few letters previously loaned for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art's website.
Rights:
The Milton Avery 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:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Milton Avery papers, 1926-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.avermilt
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Archives of American Art
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George Constant papers

Creator:
Constant, George  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Carnegie Institute  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
Lyman Allyn Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Spanish Refugee Aid (Organization)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Avery, Sally  Search this
Burliuk, David, 1882-1967  Search this
Caparn, Rhys, 1909-1997  Search this
Carnell, Julia Shaw Patterson, 1863-1944  Search this
Davidson, Morris, 1898-1979  Search this
Eaton, Charles Warren, 1857-1937  Search this
Gecan, Vilko, 1894-1973  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Neuberger, Roy R.  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Perret, Nell, 1916-  Search this
Preston, Georgette  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Christmas cards
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1912-2007
bulk 1932-1978
Summary:
The papers of modernist painter and printmaker George Constant measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932-1978. They consist of biographical material, inventories of artwork, audio interviews and recorded statements on art, personal and business related correspondence, holiday cards, printed material, an exhibition related video recording, and photographs of Constant, his family and friends, and his work.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of modernist painter and printmaker George Constant measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1932-1978. They consist of biographical material, inventories of artwork, audio interviews and recorded statements on art, personal and business related correspondence, holiday cards, printed material, an exhibition related video recording, and photographs of Constant, his family and friends, and his work. A small portion of the correspondence and printed materials are written in Greek.

Biographical material includes artist statements written and recorded by Constant, two audio interview recordings discussing his philosophies on art and his work, inventories of artwork, personal property deeds and legal correspondence, and other miscellaneous material.

Correspondence is predominantly in the form of business and personal letters, postcards, and holiday cards received from family and friends. These include correspondence from Constant's daughter, Georgette Preston, and extended family members. Other frequent personal correspondents include Milton and Sally Avery, Lewis Balamuth, Margaret Brunning, David Burliuk, Nathaniel Burwash, Rhys Caparn, Julia Shaw Patterson Carnell, Phillip Cavanaugh, Morris Davidson, Charles Eaton, Vilko Gecan, Marchal Landgren, Roy Neuberger, Walter Pach, Nell Perret, Constantine Pougialis, Wallace Putnam and Consuelo Kanaga, Hi Simons, and Helen Slosberg. Business related correspondents include Audubon Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Institute, Dayton Art Institute, Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Ferargil Galleries, Guild Hall, Heckscher Museum, Lyman Allyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Spanish Refugee Appeal, and the Whitney Museum. Other business correspondence related to Constant's work with the WPA are also included in the series.

Printed material includes books and booklets on American and Greek art, including a limited print edition of George Constant by George Constant, clippings and articles reviewing Constant's work, exhibition announcements and catalogs of Constant's shows, periodicals profiling his artwork, and dance and theater related programs that Constant consulted on.

Photographs include black and white prints of Constant and his family and friends in St. Louis, Missouri, Dayton, Ohio, and in and around his studio in Shinnecock Hills, New York. The collection also includes photo stills from his 1965 exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum and a comprehensive set of black and white prints, a handful of color prints, and several color slide sheets of Constant's artwork from the 1920s to 1978.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1923-2007 (Box 1; 17 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-1979 (Box 1-2; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1927-2005 (Box 2-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographic Material, 1912-1978 (Box 4-6; 1 linear foot)
Biographical/Historical note:
Greek American George Zachary Constant (1892-1978) worked from his studios in Shinnecock Hills, and New York City, New York as a painter and printmaker. A founder and lifelong member of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Constant worked for the Work Projects Administration (WPA) during the Depression and early years of World War II, and exhibited regularly at major galleries and museums from the 1920s to 1970s.

Born in Arahova, Greece, Constant was raised by his two uncles after the death of his parents in 1896. In school and at the monestary one of his uncles led, Constant showed an early interest in classical Greek aesthetics. At the age of eighteen, he immigrated to the United States and continued his art studies at Washington University before transferring to the Art Institute of Chicago. From 1918 to 1922, Constant taught at the Dayton Art Institute and continued to produce and exhibit his work locally. In 1922, he moved to New York, joined the Society of Independent Painters, and became close friends with Society founder and art critic Walter Pach. During the 1920s, his etchings were shown at the Valentine and Downtown Galleries, and at the New Art Circle of J.B. Neumann, where he presented his first one man gallery show in 1929.

From the 1930s to 1940s, Constant produced prints, watercolors, and oil paintings for the WPA, many of which were purchased by museums and public institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum. During this same period, Constant exhibited his work at the Boyer Gallery in the late 1930s, and at the Ferargil Gallery from the 1940s to early 1950s. In the decade between 1955 and 1965, Constant also worked on color and set design for seventeen dance productions created by the choreographer Alwin Nikolais. In the last two decades of his career, Constant produced works from his studio in Shinnecock Hills, New York and continued to exhibit at numerous galleries, including Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Guild Hall, Mari Galleries, Tirca Karlis Gallery, and Artium Gallery.
Provenance:
The papers of George Constant were donated by the artist in 1969 and 1978. Additional materials were donated in 2001 and 2007 by his daughter Georgette Preston.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The George Constant 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
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Christmas cards
Photographs
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
George Constant papers, 1912-2007, bulk 1932-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.consgeor
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Avery, Sally (Michel)

Collection Creator:
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Lillian and Frederick Kiesler 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:
Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers, circa 1910s-2003, bulk 1958-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers
Lillian and Frederick Kiesler papers / Series 1: Lillian Kiesler papers / 1.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kieslill-ref49

Avery, Sally and Milton

Collection Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jacob Kainen 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:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacob Kainen papers
Jacob Kainen papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.2: Diary Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kainjaco-ref1494

Avery, Sally

Collection Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1994, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jacob Kainen 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:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacob Kainen papers
Jacob Kainen papers / Series 2: Correspondence/Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Untitled, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Sally Michel 1902-2003  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657
Date:
1959
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22490162
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
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