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Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984

Collection Creator:
Rosenblum, Walter, 1919-2006  Search this
Extent:
13 Photographs
Container:
Binder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Researcher may use study prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required. Original negatives are stored off-site in cold storage and are not accessible to the public.
Collection Rights:
Copyright to photographs from the Walter Rosenblum Collection is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Walter Rosenblum Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Walter Rosenblum photographs
Walter Rosenblum photographs / Series 1: Photographs of artists' works
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-ros-ref62

Dorothy Block papers, 1920-1985

Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Subject:
Kaldis, Aristodimos  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Von Schlegell, Gustav William  Search this
Grotz, Dorothy Rogers  Search this
Freilich, Michael Leon  Search this
Keila, Louis  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Works of art
Photographs
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6726
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208851
AAA_collcode_blocdoro
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208851

Lena Gurr papers

Creator:
Gurr, Lena, 1897-1992  Search this
Names:
ACA Galleries  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Reed Club  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
Allen, Mary Cecil, 1893-1962  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman), b. 1900  Search this
Baron, Herman, 1892-1961  Search this
Biel, Joseph, 1891-1943  Search this
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Ehrenreich, Emma, 1906-  Search this
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-  Search this
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948  Search this
Grosz, George, 1893-1959  Search this
Harkavy, Minna, b. 1895  Search this
Jones, Joe, 1909-1963  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Model, Elisabeth D. (Elisabeth Dittmann), 1897-1993  Search this
Norman, Maria  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Photographs
Christmas cards
Interviews
Phonograph records
Sketchbooks
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Date:
1908-1979
Summary:
The Lena Gurr (1897-1992) papers date from 1908 to 1979 and measure 7.0 linear feet. Gurr was a painter and printmaker who studied under John sloan and Maurice Sterne at the Art Students League between 1920-1922. She also studied in France and married painter and photographer Joseph Biel in 1931. The papers document both Gurr and Biel's careers through correspondence, notes, art work, printed material, scrapbooks, and photographs. The collection offers researchers a valuable resource for studying the New York art community of the pre-war era.
Scope and Content Note:
The Lena Gurr papers date from 1908 to 1979 and measure 7.0 linear feet. The collection presents a good overview of Gurr's career as a painter and printmaker, and her relationship with her husband, painter Joseph Biel. Through biographical material, correspondence, notes, an interview with Lena Gurr, original artwork by Gurr and others, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs of Gurr, family, and friends, and photographs of artwork by Gurr and others, the collection offers researchers a valuable resource for studying the New York art community of the pre-war era.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series. Material within each series is arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1968, undated (box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1921-1979, undated (boxes 1-4; 3.1 linear ft.)

Series 3: Notes, 1926-1972 (box 4; 4 folders)

Series 4: Interview, 1950 (box 4; 1 folder)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1908-1951 (box 4; 36 folders)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1912-1948 (boxes 4-5, 8-11; 1.45 linear ft.)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1926-1978 (box 5; 21 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1912-1978 (boxes 5-7; 1.05 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Born October 27, 1897, in Brooklyn, New York, Lena Gurr was the daughter of Hyman and Ida (Gorodnick) Gurr. She attended the Maxwell Training School for Teachers from 1915 to 1917, then turned her energies toward art. She studied painting and printmaking at the Educational Alliance Art School in 1919, and at the Art Students League (1920-1922), where she was a student of John Sloan and Maurice Stern. She also studied art in Paris, Nice, and Mentone, France. Her first solo exhibition was in 1932 at the Brooklyn Museum.

On November 24, 1931, Gurr married painter and photographer Joseph Biel. He was born October 27, 1891 in Russia, studied at the Russian Academy in Paris, and at the Workman's College, Melbourne, Australia. He also established the first Jewish Library in Melbourne. Upon his arrival in the United States, he studied under George Grosz at the Art Students League. Biel died in April 1943 of a heart ailment.
Provenance:
The Lena Gurr papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Lena Gurr from 1966 to 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Lena Gurr 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:
Works of art  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Artists' studios -- France -- Paris -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Prints
Photographs
Christmas cards
Interviews
Phonograph records
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Lena Gurr papers, 1908-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gurrlena
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Lena Gurr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gurrlena

Vacation Scene [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Porch  Search this
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003180
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132629

The Wanderers in Sheridan Square [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Cityscape--New York--Sheridan Square  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape--Time--Night  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003181
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132630

Beach Scene [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Beach house  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003182
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132631

Terrace on Via Pontano [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1958
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Cityscape--Italy--Via Pontano  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Terrace  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003348
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132797

No Title Given: View from a Window [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Animal--Cat  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Window  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003349
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132798

Vacation Scene [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Porch  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003350
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132799

Isola [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Boardwalk  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Strolling  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003351
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132800

No Title Given: Vacation Scene [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Object--Furniture--Bench  Search this
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Porch  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003352
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132801

No Title Given: Abstract Sculpture [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003353
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132802

No Title Given: Abstract Sculpture [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003354
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132803

Vesuviana [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1955
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Animal--Cat  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Conversation  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003357
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132806

Triptych: Jazz [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Title:
Quartet [painting] (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)
Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1976
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--String Duet  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Piano  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003358
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132807

Triptych: Jazz [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Title:
Duet [painting] (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)
Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1976
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Piano  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003359
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132808

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