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Nell Blaine : "Night and day" : March 26 through April 20, 1991

Title:
Night and day
Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[13] p. : col. ill., port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
[1991]
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_686669

An exhibition of recent paintings, 1964-1965 : oils, watercolors & drawings done in St. Lucia, England, & Yaddo, April 5-23, 1966

Title:
Nell Blaine
Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Poindexter Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1966
[1966]
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695020

Nell Blaine : artist in the world : works from the 1950s / [Text by Paul Mattick.]

Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Mattick, Paul 1944-  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797579

Eleanor Munro papers

Creator:
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Names:
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Frank, Mary, 1933-  Search this
Lin, Maya Ying  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Stone, Sylvia, 1928-  Search this
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Extent:
36.7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Diaries
Sound recordings
Photographs
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1880-2011
bulk 1950-2011
Summary:
The papers of writer and art critic Eleanor Munro measure 36.7 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. The collection documents Munro's life, career, and research on women artists, through biographical and family material, correspondence, writing projects, diaries, dream journals and notebooks, subject and research files, printed material, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of writer and art critic Eleanor Munro measure 36.7 linear feet and date from circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. The collection documents Munro's life, career, and research on women artists, through biographical and family material, correspondence, writing projects, diaries, dream journals and notebooks, subject and research files, printed material, and photographic material.

Correspondence is both personal and professional in nature and is with family, friends, colleagues, agents, editors, and others regarding speaking engagements, writings, and other professional projects.

Writing projects make up a significant portion of the collection (10 linear feet) and include non-fiction works as well as fiction and poetry. Files contain drafts, notes, manuscripts, research, correspondence, contracts and agreements, royalty statements, and other business records for articles, books, reviews, talks, lectures, and other writing projects.

Diaries comprise twenty-six volumes of frequent entries that chronicle thoughts and feelings relating to Munro's personal and professional life. Dream journals and notebooks total 210 volumes plus additional loose pages and capture thoughts, reflections, and fragments of remembered dreams.

Subject and research files compiled and organized by Eleanor Munro make up the most substantial portion of the collection (20.6 linear feet) and reflect a wide variety of research interests, work projects, activities, and topics of interest. Types of material in this series are varied and include notes, drafts, printed material, correspondence, proposals, interview transcripts, bibliographies, annotated articles, slides, photographs, original artworks, manuscripts by others, and four sound recordings. Many files relate to Munro's interest in women artists and serve as research for Originals: American Women Artists (1979). Interview transcripts are with women artists Eleanor Antin, Nell Blaine, Lee Bontecou, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Mary Frank, Maya Lin, Joan Mitchell, Beverly Pepper, Sylvia Stone, Alma Thomas, and others.

The remainder of the collection is comprised of biographical and family material, printed material, and photographic material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series

Series 1: Biographical and Family Material, circa 1880s-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-circa 2000s (0.7 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Writings Projects, 1921-circa 2000s (10 linear feet; Box 2-12)

Series 4: Diaries, Dream Journals, and Notebooks, circa 1939-2011 (3.8 linear feet; Box 12-15)

Series 5: Subject and Research Files, circa 1950s-2000s (20.6 linear feet; Box 15-36, OV 38-40)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1959-circa 2000s (0.6 linear feet; Box 36)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1980s-1990s (0.6 linear feet; Box 36-37)
Biographical / Historical:
Eleanor Munro (1928- ) is a writer and art critic working in New York City and Truro, Massachusetts. She is best known for her groundbreaking work Originals: American Women Artists (1979), one of the first books to argue for the importance of women artists who were generally ignored by the art world. Munro was active in feminist art circles in New York.

Munro's father, Thomas Munro, was an art educator and modernist intellectual. Her mother, Lucile Nadler, was a pianist. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, after her father accepted a joint appointment at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Western Reserve University. Munro graduated from Smith College majoring in art history and earned a master's degree in comparative literature from Columbia. She was married to Alfred Frankfurter, editor of ArtNews, from 1955 until his death in 1965. Munro remarried to the writer E. J. Kahn until his death in 1994.

While working on Originals, Munro interviewed forty women artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Jennifer Bartlett, Helen Frankenthaler, and Louise Nevelson. Her thesis sought to highlight the relationship between biography and the content of an artist's work. The book serves as an illustration of Munro's idea that the "narrative memory" these artists had constructed for themselves was an important "generative source" of their creativity. Women artists continued to be a prominent interest of Munro's throughout her life.

Munro is also the author of On Glory Roads: a Pilgrim's Book about Pilgrimage (1987), Memoir of a Modernist's Daughter (1988), and other books. In 1988, Munro received the Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.
Provenance:
Donated by Eleanor Munro's son, David T. M. Frankfurter, in 2015.
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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Eleanor Munro 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:
Art critics -- Ohio  Search this
Authors -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Dreams  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Diaries
Sound recordings
Photographs
Transcripts
Citation:
Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.munrelea
See more items in:
Eleanor Munro papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-munrelea
Additional Online Media:

Mycenae, (painting)

Painter:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Medium:
Gouache and pastel on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue Rochester New York 14607 Accession Number: 2003.99
Date:
1959
Topic:
Landscape--Greece  Search this
Architecture--Ruins  Search this
Control number:
IAP 37390628
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_471809

Nell Blaine prints, Kenneth Koch poems : editions of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, 1953

Title:
Kenneth Koch poems
Prints Nell Blaine, poems Kenneth Koch
Author:
Koch, Kenneth 1925-2002  Search this
Artist:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[3], 20 pages : illustrations (part mounted color) ; 31 cm
Type:
Specimens
Poetry
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Date:
1953
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1060135

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

Nell Blaine: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000300
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137094

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1953
Image number:
JUL J0096547
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_96548

Nell Blaine : abstract paintings & works on paper, 7 November-19 December 2003, Valerie Carberry Gallery / [edited by David Frankel]

Title:
Nell Blaine : abstract paintings and works on paper
Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Carberry, Valerie  Search this
Valerie Carberry Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789172

Nell Blaine : the abstract work

Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Westfall, Stephen  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. : col. ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
ND237.B55 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611907

Nell Blaine : sensations of nature

Title:
Sensations of nature
Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Marsh Art Gallery  Search this
Cape Ann Historical Museum  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : col. ill., port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
C2001
Call number:
N40.1.B6294 M37 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632181

Women's Caucus for Art honor awards for outstanding achievement in the visual arts : 7th annual exhibition, The Great Hall Gallery, Cooper Union School of Art, New York City, 11 February through 26, 1986 : 7th annual ceremony, The Great Hall, Cooper Union School of Art, New York City, 12 February 1986

Title:
WCA honor awards : Nell Blaine, Leonora Carrington,, Sue Fuller, Lois Mailou Jones, Dorothy Miller, Barbara Morgan ..
Author:
Women's Caucus for Art National Conference  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art School of Art and Architecture  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Carrington, Leonora 1917-2011  Search this
Fuller, Sue  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou  Search this
Miller, Dorothy Canning 1904-2003  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art Awards  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8354 .W89 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634537

Kenneth Koch, collaborations with artists : books, drawings, theater, December 1 1994 through January 14 1995 : Nell Blaine ... [et al.]

Title:
Collaborations with artists
Collaboration
Author:
Koch, Kenneth 1925-2002  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Koch, Kenneth 1925-2002 Exhibitions  Search this
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
[1994]
Topic:
Artistic collaboration  Search this
Call number:
ND237.B597 K6 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636563

Nell Blaine : an exhibition, October 18-December 1, 1996, Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va

Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Sawin, Martica  Search this
Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637742

Nell Blaine; a loan exhibition of works by Nell Blaine, organized by Frederick R. Brandt, on display at the Virginia Museum, from 19 November to 23 December 1973

Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. illus. (part col.) 21 x 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
[1973]
Call number:
ND237.B597 N44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_644476

Nell Blaine : recent oils, watercolors, drawings : [exhibition] April 6 through May 6, 1995

Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Perl, Jed  Search this
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
[1995]
Call number:
ND237.B597 P4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657062

Nell Blaine; selections from the Arthur W. Cohen collection, April 8-May 6, 1995 ; opening Saturday April 8, 3-5 pm

Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. ill. (mostly col.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657081

Nell Blaine

Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Bryant, Edward  Search this
Gallery Association of New York State  Search this
Parrish Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
1974]
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_683197

Nell Blaine : watercolors : intimate views: Gloucester, St. Lucia, Tyrol, Riverside Drive, 1962-1995 : April 6 through May 12, 2001

Title:
Watercolors
Author:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, Va.)  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Watercolor painting  Search this
Call number:
ND237.B597 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_686670

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