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They all played ragtime, by Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis

Author:
Blesh, Rudi 1899-1985  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 347, ix p. illus., music. 22 cm
Type:
Discography
Date:
1971
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Jazz--Bibliography  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Ragtime music--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
ML3561.J3 B64 1971
ML3561.J3B64 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_155205

Collage: personalities, concepts, techniques [by] Harriet Janis and Rudi Blesh

Author:
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Blesh, Rudi 1899-1985  Search this
Physical description:
302 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
[1962]
20th century
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C6 J33
N6494.C6J33
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_35254

Collage: personalities, concepts [and] techniques [by] Harriet Janis and Rudi Blesh

Author:
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Blesh, Rudi 1899-1985  Search this
Physical description:
342 p. 497 illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
20th century
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C6 J33 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_86449

William and Ethel Baziotes papers, circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980

Creator:
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel, 1917-2017  Search this
Subject:
Kamrowski, Gerome L.  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Canaday, John Edwin  Search this
Baziotes, Christos  Search this
Ruiz-Picasso, Maya  Search this
Lee, Francis P.  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Castano, Giovanni  Search this
Zulueta, Orlando  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Schumm, Gertrud  Search this
Bodin, Paul  Search this
Baziotes, Harry  Search this
Vazakas, Byron  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Paneth, Donald  Search this
Ricci, F.  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel  Search this
Breton, André  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Blesh, Rudi  Search this
Motherwell, Maria  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Licht, Michel  Search this
Peterson, Charles  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Matta  Search this
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Bernsh?tin, MeÝir  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Kootz Gallery (N.Y.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Topic:
Sketchbooks  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8872
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211057
AAA_collcode_baziwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211057
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They all played ragtime : the true story of an American music / Rudi Blesh & Harriet Janis

Author:
Blesh, Rudi 1899-1985  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 345, xviii p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., ports., facsims., music ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
C1959
Topic:
Ragtime music  Search this
Ragtime music--Bibliography  Search this
Ragtime music--Discography  Search this
Call number:
ML3561.J3 B64 1959
ML3561.J3B64 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_353796

Picasso, the recent years, 1939-1946 [by] Harriet and Sidney Janis

Author:
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Janis, Sidney 1896-1989  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 211 p. illus. (part col.) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
Call number:
N40.1.P58 J33 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474223

De Kooning, by Harriet Janis and Rudi Blesh

Author:
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Blesh, Rudi 1899-1985  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem 1904-1997  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Call number:
N40.1.D32 J3
N40.1.D32J3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_48908

The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection; a gift to the Museum of Modern Art

Author:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Janis, Sidney 1896- Art collections  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. illus. (part col.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
1968]
Call number:
N5220.J33 N5
N5220.J33N5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_21755

They all played ragtime, the true story of an American music [by] Rudi Blesh & Harriet Janis

Author:
Blesh, Rudi 1899-1985  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
De Vincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 338, xviii p. illus. ports., facsims.,music. 22 cm
Type:
Discography
Bibliography
Date:
1950
Topic:
Ragtime music--History and criticism  Search this
Ragtime music  Search this
Call number:
ML3561.J3B49 1950X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364529

Mondrian in the Sidney Janis Family Collections, New York / edited by Herbert Henkels

Author:
Mondrian, Piet 1872-1944  Search this
Henkels, H  Search this
Haags Gemeentemuseum  Search this
Subject:
Mondrian, Piet 1872-1944  Search this
Janis, Sidney 1896- Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
70 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1988
Topic:
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M74 H46 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561999

William and Ethel Baziotes papers

Creator:
Baziotes, William, 1912-1963  Search this
Names:
Kootz Gallery (N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Peter A. Juley & Son  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Baziotes, Christos  Search this
Baziotes, Ethel  Search this
Baziotes, Harry  Search this
Bernshṭin, Meʼir, -1978  Search this
Blesh, Rudi, 1899-1985  Search this
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Hare, David, 1917-1992  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Kamrowski, Gerome  Search this
Kootz, Samuel Melvin, 1898-1982  Search this
Lee, Francis P.  Search this
Licht, Michel, 1893-1953  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Motherwell, Maria  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paneth, Donald  Search this
Peterson, Charles  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Ricci, F.  Search this
Ruiz-Picasso, Maya  Search this
Schumm, Gertrud  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Sievan, Maurice  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Vazakas, Byron  Search this
Zulieta, Orlando  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1900-1992
bulk 1935-1980
Summary:
The papers of New York City abstract expressionist painter William Baziotes and his wife Ethel measure 6.3 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. The collection includes William Baziotes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. The papers of Ethel Baziotes consists of correspondence mostly dated after her husband's death regarding exhibitions of his work, along with limited biographical material and writings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York City abstract expressionist painter William Baziotes and his wife Ethel measure 6.3 linear feet and date from circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. The collection includes William Baziotes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. The papers of Ethel Baziotes consists of correspondence mostly dated after her husband's death regarding exhibitions of his work, along with limited biographical material and writings.

Biographical material on William Baziotes consists of a bibliography, teaching files, a sound recording of an interview, membership cards, sales records, a sketchbook, and other miscellaneous material. There is one folder regarding Ethel Baziotes containing a few certificates and her college diploma.

Correspondence consists of letters to William and Ethel Baziotes. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Alfred Barr, Andre Breton, Clement Greenberg, Peggy Guggenheim, David Hare, Jean Helion, Maria and Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and others. There are also letters from the Samuel M. Kootz Gallery regarding the sales of William Baziotes's artwork and letters written by William Baziotes to his brother Christos. Letters to Ethel Baziotes include condolence letters as well as letters from museum and galleries regarding exhibitions of her husband's work.

Writings include William Baziotes's notes on various subjects, a list of book titles, and a transcript for a speech. Writings by others include essays about William Baziotes and other subjects.

Printed materials consist of clippings, announcements, magazines, and many exhibition catalogs, mostly on group exhibitions which included artwork by William Baziotes.

Photographs are of William Baziotes, Ethel Baziotes, family and friends, their residence, and his artwork. There are a also photographs of Meir Bernstein, Samuel Kootz, Paul Bodin, Maria Motherwell, Pablo and Maya Picasso, Rudi Blesh, Nathan Halper, Ethel Schwabacher, Clyfford Still, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1933-1982 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-1988 (Boxes 1-2; 1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1950-1992 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1944-1992 (Boxes 2-7, 9; 4.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1900-1979, bulk 1940-circa 1963 (Boxes 7-9; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
William Baziotes (1912-1963) was an abstract expressionist painter in New York City. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Baziotes moved to New York City in 1933, where he studied painting at the National Academy of Design, 1933-1936. He participated on the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project as a teacher, 1936-1938, and painted for the Easel Painting Project, 1938-1940.

In 1941 he married Ethel Copstein. He had his first one-man show at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century Gallery in 1944. The Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, Inc. held a solo show for Baziotes in 1946 and continued to exhibit his works until 1958.

Baziotes taught at Subjects of the Artist, 1948; the Brooklyn Museum Art School and New York University, 1949-1952; the People's Art Center at the Museum of Modern Art, 1950-1952; and Hunter College, 1952-1962. Baziotes died in 1963.
Provenance:
The William and Ethel Baziotes papers were donated by Ethel Baziotes, widow of William Baziotes, in several installments from 1969 to 1993.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
William and Ethel Baziotes papers, circa 1900-1992, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.baziwill
See more items in:
William and Ethel Baziotes papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baziwill

Three generations of twentieth-century art; the Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. With a foreword by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Introd. by William Rubin

Author:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Janis, Sidney 1896- Art collections  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 231 p. illus. (part col.) 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1972
[1972]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N6487.N4 M87X
N6487.N4M87X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31041

Von Picasso bis Warhol; 100 Werke aus dem Museum of Modern Art in New York. (The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection). [Bearb. von Helmut R. Leppien und Uwe M. Schneede]. 6. März bis 18. April 1971

Author:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leppien, Helmut R (Helmut Rudolf)  Search this
Schneede, Uwe M  Search this
Kunsthalle Köln  Search this
Subject:
Janis, Sidney 1897- Art collections  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (chiefly illus., part col.) 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6487.N4 M88
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_668747

Seven decades of twentieth-century art : from the Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Sidney Janis Gallery collection / introd. by William Rubin ; catalogue [of] the works from the Sidney Janis Collection by Marian Burleigh-Motley

Author:
Burleigh-Motley, Marian  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Sidney Janis Gallery  Search this
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Janis, Sidney 1896- Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N6487.L34 L37X
N6487.L34L37X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_134493

Rudi Blesh papers, 1909-1983

Creator:
Blesh, Rudi, 1899-1985  Search this
Subject:
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Elkan, Henry  Search this
Richter, Hans  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Schwitters, Kurt  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Janis, Harriet Grossman  Search this
Burri, Alberto  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Silver, W. (Walter)  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Exhibition catalogs  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8594
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210773
AAA_collcode_blesrudi
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210773

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