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Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs

Creator:
Sidney Janis Gallery  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1951-1998
Summary:
The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.

Researchers should note that this collection only includes published catalogs and not related exhibition documentation. The gallery did not publish a catalog for every exhibition, especially during the early years of the gallery's operation.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged into one series.

Series 1: Exhibition Catalogs, 1951-1998 (Boxes 1-7; 2.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Sidney Janis Gallery (est. 1948-1999) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y., specializing in contemporary avant-garde art. Sidney Janis opened the gallery with his wife Harriet at 15 E. 57th Street in Manhattan. The gallery became a leading exhibitor of Pop art after the groundbreaking exhibition New Realists in 1962. The gallery moved to 110 W. 57th Street in the 1980s, and after Janis's death in 1989 the gallery was directed by his son, Carroll Janis.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Sidney Janis. One interview conducted March 21-September 26, 1972, by Paul Cummings, and one interview conducted on October 15 and November 18, 1981, by Avis Berman.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1999 by Carroll Janis, son of Sidney Janis.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs 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:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition catalogs
Citation:
Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1951-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sidnjani
See more items in:
Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sidnjani
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Bill  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray Kaiser  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Pollock, Charles C. (Charles Cecil)  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Kadish, Reuben  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Gruen, John Jonas  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper)  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Burckhardt, Rudy  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R.  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
McCoy, Sanford  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso A.  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8943
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211129
AAA_collcode_polljack
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211129
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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975

Creator:
Finch College. Museum of Art  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley), 1913-1987  Search this
Subject:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Feigen, Richard L.  Search this
Acconi, Vito  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Siegelaub, Seth  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Mazur, Michael  Search this
Anderson, David K.  Search this
Kirby, Michael  Search this
Insley, Will  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Chase, Doris Totten  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Benglis, Lynda  Search this
Hollander, Irwin  Search this
Davis, Douglas  Search this
Richter, Hans  Search this
Cross, Lloyd G.  Search this
Benyon, Margaret  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Meyer, Ursula  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Levine, Les  Search this
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Glimcher, Arnold B.  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley)  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Museum records
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Museum administrators  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Video artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8114
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210285
AAA_collcode_finccoll
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210285
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Howard Somers Conant papers, 1944-1987

Creator:
Conant, Howard Somers, 1921-2011  Search this
Subject:
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Vicente, Esteban  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
McLuhan, Marshall  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Warburg, Edward M. M.  Search this
Opper, John  Search this
Blumner, Jacob  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Humphrey, John  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Wines, James  Search this
McNeil, George  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Hoving, Thomas  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Russell, John  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Parker, Raymond  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Greene, Maxine  Search this
Tania  Search this
Hanson, Duane  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Kusama, Yayoi  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Vollmer, Ruth Landshoff  Search this
New York University  Search this
Institute for the Study of Art in Education  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8598
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210778
AAA_collcode_conahowa
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210778

Joseph Randall Shapiro and Jory Shapiro papers, 1943-1985

Creator:
Shapiro, Joseph Randall, 1904-1996  Search this
Shapiro, Jory, 1911-1993  Search this
Subject:
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Baj, Enrico  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Buehr, George Frederick  Search this
Matisse, Pierre  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Pattison, Abbott Lawrence  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Hoff, Margo  Search this
Tanguy, Yves  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Cuevas, José Luis  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Sage, Kay  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9547
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211747
AAA_collcode_shapjose
Theme:
The Art Market
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211747

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1951-1998

Creator:
Sidney Janis Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Type:
Exhibition catalogs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6257
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216584
AAA_collcode_sidnjani
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216584
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Siden Gallery records, circa 1962-1994, [bulk 1966-1970]

Creator:
Siden Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Schneider, Arthur  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Siden, Franklin  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Button, John  Search this
Clarke, John Clem  Search this
Brooke Alexander, Inc  Search this
Editions Alecto Ltd  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Marlborough Graphics Ltd  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15633
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)281971
AAA_collcode_sidegall
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_281971

David Parrish papers, 1940-2009, bulk 1964-1998

Creator:
Parrish, David Buchanan, 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Meisel, Louis K. (Louis Koenig)  Search this
Eddy, Don  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Williams, Bob  Search this
French & Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nancy Hoffman Gallery  Search this
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center  Search this
University of Alabama  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Photographs
Essays
Resumes
Drawings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photo-realism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15757
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287241
AAA_collcode_parrdavi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287241
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Leo Castelli, 1969 July

Interviewee:
Castelli, Leo, 1907-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Rose, Barbara, 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Drouin, René  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Levy, Julien  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212113
AAA_collcode_castel69july
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212113

Oral history interview with Betty Parsons, 1969 June 4-9

Interviewee:
Parsons, Betty, 1900-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Okada, Kenzo  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Wakefield Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12214
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212470
AAA_collcode_parson69
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212470

Oral history interview with Sidney Janis, 1972 Mar. 21-Sept. 26

Interviewee:
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Sidney Janis Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13049
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212744
AAA_collcode_janis72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212744

Oral history interview with Sidney Janis, 1981 Oct. 15-Nov. 18

Interviewee:
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13301
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215632
AAA_collcode_janis81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215632

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers

Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Martha Jackson Gallery  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Cavaliere, Barbara  Search this
Davis, Bill  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Forge, Andrew  Search this
Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-  Search this
Glaser, Jane R.  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Gruen, John  Search this
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Isaacs, Reginald R., 1911-  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-  Search this
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Maddox, Charles  Search this
Matter, Mercedes  Search this
McCoy, Sanford, Mrs.  Search this
Miller, Daniel  Search this
Miller, Robert, 1932 Apr. 17-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990  Search this
Pollock, Charles C.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 -- Photographs  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Rouche, Burton  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-  Search this
Valliere, James  Search this
Wasserman, Tamara E.  Search this
Wright, William  Search this
Zogbaum, Wilfrid, 1915-1965  Search this
Extent:
16.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Date:
circa 1914-1984
bulk 1942-1984
Summary:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.

The collection is divided into two series, the first of which focuses on Pollock and includes his scattered papers dating from circa 1914 to his death in 1956, as well as Krasner's papers dating from his death to 1984 about managing Pollock's legacy. This series includes biographical materials, including transcripts and audio recordings of an interview with William Wright in 1949; Pollock's and Krasner's correspondence with Thomas Hart Benton, Betty Parsons Gallery, Bill Davis, B. H. Friedman, Reginald Isaacs, Sidney Janis, Violet De Lazlo, Martha Jackson Gallery, Alfonso Ossorio, Tony Smith, and Clyfford Still, and with one another; Krasner's correspondence concerning Pollock's estate and artwork after his death; numerous writings about Pollock, including an original draft of Bryan Robertson's biography and an essay by Clement Greenberg.

James Valliere extensive research files on Pollock for a never-published biography were given to Krasner and filed in Series 1. These include scattered correspondence with Lee Krasner, and Pollock's family and friends, including Charles Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert Motherwell. There are also transcripts of interviews Valliere conducted with Pollock's friends and colleagues, including James Brooks, Dorothy Dehner, Clement Greenberg, Reuben Kadish, Lee Krasner, Charles Maddox, Mrs. Sanford McCoy, Daniel T. Miller, Robert Miller, and Tony Smith. The original audio reels and duplicates exist for many and are filed here. Additional interviews were conducted with Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, and Burton Rouche, but not transcribed - these are filed in Series 1.10, Audio Recordings and Motion Picture Film.

Also found in Series 1 are scattered business records documenting Krasner's handling of Pollock's estate and legacy; printed materials relating to Pollock, including published biographies, exhibition catalogs, and clippings; two scrapbooks; and a sketchbook by an unidentified artist. Numerous photographs of Pollock include childhood and family photographs, photographs of Pollock in his studio by Hans Namuth, Rudy Burckhardt, and Herbert Matter, photographs of Pollock with Lee Krasner, and exhibition photographs. Audio recordings and motion film in Series 1 include a 1964 16mm film about Pollock (VHS copies are available) and reel-to-reel recordings of untranscribed interviews of Pollock's friends and colleagues by James Valliere, including interviews with Willem de Kooning and Alfonso Ossorio. Additional transcribed interviews are filed in subseries 1.4.

Lee Krasner's papers documenting her own career are arranged in Series 2 and date from 1927-1984. Biographical materials include resumes and awards, school documents, family documentation, and exhibition lists. Her correspondence with artist friends and art colleagues is extensive and includes many letters from artists such as Philip Johnson, Ray Eames, Cleve Gray, and Hans Namuth. She also maintained correspondence with many art historians and critics, curators, gallery owners, collectors, arts-related and social organizations, admirers, and family members.

There are thirteen transcripts of interviews with Krasner by Bruce Glaser, Barbara Cavaliere, Andrew Forge, Emily Wasserman, Barbara Rose, and others. The original audio recordings for these transcripts are filed in series 2.10, along with other audio recordings for which there are no transcripts, including interviews by John Gruen, Delores Holmes, Mercedes Matter, the Martha Dean Radio Show, NBC Today Show, and WQXR radio. There are also audio recordings of Krasner's lectures in series 2.10.

Krasner's papers also include writings and reminiscences by Krasner; writings about Krasner; printed materials such as exhibition catalogs and clippings; and one scrapbook containing clippings and photographs. Numerous photographs are of Krasner, including portrait photographs taken by Hans Namuth; of Krasner with Jackson Pollock and family and friends, and of her exhibitions and artwork.

Users should note that Pollock's and Krasner's papers contain similar types of material that often overlap in subject matter, especially among the correspondence and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock, circa 1914-1984 (Box 1-7, 16, OV 18, FC 19-22; 7.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Lee Krasner papers, circa 1927-1984 (Box 7-15, 17; 8.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jackson Pollock was born in 1912, in Cody, Wyoming, the youngest of five sons. His family moved several times during his childhood, finally settling in Los Angeles. In 1930 he joined his older brother, Charles, in New York City, and studied with Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York. Pollock worked during the 1930s for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. During 1936 he worked in artist David Alfaro Siqueiros's Experimental Workshop. In 1938 he began psychiatric treatment for alcoholism, and his artwork was greatly influenced by Jungian analysis and the exploration of unconscious symbolism.

In 1943 Pollock had his first one-man exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's New York gallery, Art of this Century, and continued to exhibit there over the next several years. A major turning point in Pollock's life and art was in 1945 when he married fellow artist Lee Krasner and moved to East Hampton, Long Island. There he developed his mature painting style, and became famous for his abstract pouring technique on large canvases. The height of his creativity spanned from 1947 to 1952, and his work was promoted by art critic Clement Greenberg. Along with other abstract expressionists including Hans Hofmann, Alfonso Ossorio, and Barnett Newman, he joined the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1947. He had his most successful one-man show in 1950 which was widely publicized and praised. This exhibition, combined with a 1949 feature article in LIFE magazine, made Pollock an American celebrity.

In 1952 Pollock moved his work to Sidney Janis Gallery and returned to earlier motifs in a search for new breakthroughs. The last few years of his life he suffered from mental and physical health problems, and in August, 1956 he died in a car accident. His wife, Lee Krasner, oversaw his estate and worked with many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, on Pollock retrospective exhibitions.

Lee Krasner was born Lenore Krassner in 1908 in Brooklyn, New York to Russian immigrant parents. In 1926 she was admitted to the Women's Art School of The Cooper Union, and in 1928 she attended the Art Students League. After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1929, she attended the National Academy of Design until 1932. After briefly attending City College and Greenwich House, she worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration, and finally became an assistant in 1935 on the WPA Federal Art Project, Mural Division. From 1937 to 1940 she studied at the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and began exhibiting with the American Abstract Artists group.

In 1942 Krasner met Pollock as they were both preparing to exhibit work in the same show. Although they married and she became immersed in his career, she continued to exhibit her own work with other abstract artists and from 1946 to 1949 worked on the Little Image painting series. In 1953 she began working on collages, a medium she would come back to again later in her career. After Pollock's death her work was greatly influence by her sadness and anger, creating a visible evolution of her style.

For the rest of her career, Krasner consistently exhibited her work in both group and solo exhibitions. She had her first retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1965, and in 1966, she joined Marlborough Gallery, New York which represented Pollock's work as well. In the 1970s and early 1980s Krasner won many awards for her achievement in the visual arts, including the Augustus St. Gaudens Medal and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She returned to the medium of collage, and in 1976 joined the Pace Gallery, New York. In 1981 she joined the Robert Miller Gallery, New York. Lee Krasner continued creating art until her death in 1984.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art are the Charles Pollock Papers, 1902-1990, which includes correspondence, photographs, and other files relating to his brother, Jackson Pollock. Other resources in the Archives are oral history interviews with Lee Krasner, including a series of interviews conducted by Dorothy Seckler between 1964 and 1968, and interviews conducted by Barbara Rose in 1966 and Doloris Holmes in 1972.
Provenance:
The papers of Jackson Pollock were donated in 1983 by Lee Krasner through Eugene V. Thaw shortly before her death. Additional material about Pollock and the papers of Lee Krasner were donated in 1985 by Eugene V. Thaw, executor of Lee Krasner's estate.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner 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:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Citation:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.polljack
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polljack
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Janis, Sidney

Collection Creator:
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943, 1953-1976
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner 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:
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers / Series 1: Jackson Pollock papers and Lee Krasner papers about Jackson Pollock / 1.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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IBM Proposal - Joslyn Art Museum

Collection Creator:
Howard Wise Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1965
Scope and Contents note:
IBM Proposal

Igell, Herman

Illinois Wesleyan University

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

International Directory of Arts

Iolas Gallery, Alexander

Irwin, Spencer D.

Isaacs Gallery

Isaacs, Reginald R.

Isserman, Ferdinand M.

It Is

Jackson Gallery, Martha

James Bourlet and Sons, Ltd. (see: Bourlet and Sons, Ltd., James)

James Gallery

James, Wanda

Janis, Sidney, Gallery

Janss, Edwin

Jayfro

Jerrold Morris International Gallery Limited (see: Morris International Gallery Limited, Jerrold)

John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art (see: Ringling Museum of Art, John and Mabel)

John Herron Art Institute (see: Herron Art Institute, John)

Johns-Manvillle

Johnson, Margarita

Johnson, Philip C.

Johnson, Theodate

Joseph, Frank E.

Joslyn Art Museum
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Howard Wise Gallery records 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:
Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Howard Wise Gallery records
Howard Wise Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Correspondence, A-Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Janis, Sidney

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 52, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1963
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. 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:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art

Creator:
Finch College. Museum of Art  Search this
Varian, Elayne H.  Search this
Names:
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Anderson, David K., 1935-  Search this
Benglis, Lynda, 1941-  Search this
Benyon, Margaret, 1940-  Search this
Bochner, Mel, 1940-  Search this
Brooks, James, 1906-1992  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Chase, Doris, 1923-  Search this
Cross, Lloyd G.  Search this
Davis, Douglas  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Feigen, Richard L., 1930-  Search this
Glimcher, Arnold B.  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Graham, Dan, 1942-  Search this
Hollander, Irwin  Search this
Insley, Will, 1929-2011  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Kirby, Michael  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Meyer, Ursula, 1915-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Siegelaub, Seth, 1941-  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Extent:
20.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Museum records
Date:
1943-1975
bulk 1964-1975
Summary:
The exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art measure 20.9 linear feet and date from 1943 to 1975, with the bulk of records dating from the period its galleries were in operation, from 1964 to 1975. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of exhibition files, which contain a wide range of documentation including artist files, checklists, correspondence, writings, photographs, interviews, numerous films and videos, artist statements, printed materials, and other records. Also found within the collection are administrative records of the museum, artist files, and papers of the Contemporary Wing's director and curator, Elayne Varian, which were produced outside of her work at Finch College.
Scope and Contents:
The exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art measure 20.9 linear feet and date from 1943 to 1975, with the bulk of records dating from the period its galleries were in operation, from 1964 to 1975. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of exhibition files, which contain a wide range of documentation including artist files, checklists, correspondence, writings, photographs, interviews, numerous films and videos, artist statements, printed materials, and other records. Also found within the collection are administrative records of the museum, artist files, and papers of the Contemporary Wing's director and curator, Elayne Varian, which were produced outside of her work at Finch College.

Administrative records include records relating to the general operation of the Contemporary Wing concerning fundraising, professional associations, budget, contact information for artists, donors, and lenders to exhibitions. Also found are records of the permanent collection of artworks acquired by the museum between 1964 and 1975 from contemporary artists and collectors of contemporary art.

Artist files contain basic biographical information on over 150 contemporary artists, with scattered correspondence, photographs, technical information about artworks, artist statements, and other writings. Artist files also include an incomplete run of artist questionnaires gathered by the New York Arts Calendar Annual for 1964.

Elayne Varian's personal papers include curatorial records, a course schedule and syllabus related to her teaching activities, and various writings. Curatorial projects documented in Varian's papers include three programs produced outside of Finch College, including a juried show at the New York State Fair in 1967, a film series at Everson Museum of Syracuse University, and an exhibition at Guild Hall in East Hampton in 1973. Several of Varian's writing projects involved interviews, which are also found in this series in the form of sound recordings and transcripts. Interview-based writing projects include individual profiles on Brian O'Doherty and Babette Newberger, and interviews conducted for an article on the artist-dealer relationship published in Art in America (January 1970). Dealers interviewed for the latter project include Leo Castelli, Virginia Dwan, John Gibson, Richard Feigen, Arnold Glimcher, Fred Mueller, Martha Jackson, Sidney Janis, Betty Parsons, Seth Siegelaub, and Howard Wise. Artists interviewed include Roy Lichtenstein, Adolph Gottlieb, and Charles Ross.

Exhibition files, comprising the bulk of the collection, document exhibitions held in the Contemporary Wing during its existence from 1964 to 1975. Types of records found in the series include exhibition catalogs, correspondence, loan agreements, lists, contact information, insurance valuations of artworks, photographs, biographical information on artists, clippings, posters, press releases, and other publicity materials. In addition to the rich textual and photographic records found for exhibitions, numerous audiovisual recordings are also found, some of which were made in preparation for an exhibition, some document mounted exhibitions, and others are artworks themselves or components of artworks exhibited in the galleries. Interviews with artists, dealers, and others involved in exhibitions include Alan Sonfist, Mel Bochner, Hans Richter, Ruth Richards, James Brooks and Janet Katz, Margaret Benyon, Irwin Hollander (transcript only), David Anderson, Doris Chase, Will Insley, Michael Kirby, Les Levine, Ursula Meyer, Brian O'Doherty, Charles Ross, Tony Smith, Douglas Davis, Jane Davis, Russ Connor, Les Levine, Michael Mazur, Paul Gedeohn, and physicists Lloyd G. Cross, Allyn Z. Lite, and Gerald Thomas Bern Pethick. Video artworks, recordings of performances, or components of multimedia artworks are found by artists Vito Acconci, Kathy Dillon, Douglas Davis, Dan Graham, Les Levine, Bruce Nauman, Michael Netter, Eric Siegel, and Robert Whitman. A film of the Art in Process: The Visual Development of a Structure (1966) exhibition is found, and video recordings of artists Lynda Benglis, Michael Singer, and Sam Wiener form as part of the documentation for the Projected Art: Artists at Work (1971) exhibition.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1950-1975 (2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 22, OV 23)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1958-1975 (2.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-4, 22, OV 23, FC 27-28)

Series 3: Elayne Varian Personal Papers, 1965-1970 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1943-1975 (14.9 linear feet; Boxes 6-22, OV 24-25, FC 26)
Biographical / Historical:
The Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, later called simply the "Contemporary Wing," was established in 1964 by the president of Finch College, Roland De Marco, as an extension the Finch College Museum of Art in New York City.

Its mission was to educate art history students at the Manhattan women's college who were interested in working with contemporary art. DeMarco, himself an art collector, hired Elayne Varian as director and curator of the contemporary wing. DeMarco met Varian in the New York office of the prominent international art dealership Duveen Brothers, where she had worked since the mid-1940s, most recently as an art dealer. Varian received her art education in Chicago, where she studied art history and education at the University of Chicago, and took classes in film at the Bauhaus and in fine art the Art Institute of Chicago. Sensitive to emerging art movements in galleries and studios around the city of New York, as the contemporary wing's curator, Varian quickly established a reputation for thoughtfully conceived, cutting-edge exhibitions which were consistently well-received by the press.

Under Varian, the Contemporary Wing carried out a dual mission of showing work of living artists and educating students and the public about the artwork and museum work in general. Varian used the galleries to provide practical training to students interested in a gallery or museum career throughout its existence. For several years, she also maintained an assistantship position for post-graduate museum professionals to gain experience in the field, many of whom went on to careers in museums across New York State.

The Contemporary Wing's best-known exhibitions formed a series of six shows called Art in Process, held between 1965 and 1972. Each of the Art in Process shows took a different medium, including painting, sculpture, collage, conceptual art, installation art, and serial art, and brought the process of art-making into the gallery with the artworks in various ways. For example, for Art in Process V (1972), the show about installation art, the galleries were open to the public for the entire process of its installation, allowing visitors to watch the works take shape. Another show entitled Documentation (1968) exhibited artworks with documentation such as artist's notes, sales records, and conservation records, bringing to light the value of record-keeping in the visual arts. Two exhibitions entitled Projected Art were also innovative, with the first (1966-1967) bringing experimental films from the cinema to the galleries, and the second (1971) showing artists' processes via footage and slides of artists working. Another show, Artists' Videotape Performances (1971), involved both screening of and creation of works in the gallery using a range of experiments with recent video technology. The museum also participated in an experimental broadcast of an artwork entitled Talk Out! by Douglas Davis, in which a telephone in the gallery allowed visitors to participate in its creation while it was broadcast live from Syracuse, NY. Other exhibitions that showcased experimentation in art included N-Dimensional Space (1970), on holography in art, Destruction Art(1968), on destructive actions being incorporated into contemporary art-making, and Schemata 7 (1967), a show about the use of environments in contemporary art, whose working title was "Walk-in Sculpture."

Other popular exhibitions at the Contemporary Wing included shows on Art Deco (1970) and Art Nouveau (1969). Several shows mined the private collections of prominent contemporary art collectors including Martha Jackson, Betty Parsons, George Rickey, Paul Magriel, Jacques Kaplan, Josephine and Philip Bruno, and Carlo F. Bilotti. A number of exhibitions featured contemporary art from overseas including Art from Belgium (1965), Art from Finland (1973), Seven Swedish Painters (1965), and Art in Jewelry (1966), which featured mainly international jewelry artists. Retrospective exhibitions of Hans Richter, Hugo Weber, and James Brooks were also held.

Hundreds of contemporary artists were shown at the Contemporary Wing in the eleven years of its existence, including many who came to be leading figures in contemporary art, and some who already were, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Bochner, Eva Hesse, Lynda Benglis, Bruce Nauman, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Smithson, Sol Le Witt, Dan Flavin, Philip Pearlstein, and Yayoi Kusama, to name just a few.

The Contemporary Wing and the entire Finch College Museum of Art shut its doors in 1975, when Finch College closed due to lack of funds. The permanent collection was sold at that time, and the proceeds were used to pay Finch College employee salaries. Elayne Varian went on to the position of curator of contemporary art at the John and Mabel Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. She died in 1987.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with curator Elayne Varian conducted by Paul Cummings, May 2, 1975.
Provenance:
The Archives of American Art acquired these records from the Finch College Museum of Art after it closed permanently in June 1975.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art 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:
Museum administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Video artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Museum records
Citation:
Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.finccoll
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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Additional Online Media:

Interview with Sidney Janis

Creator:
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley), 1913-1987  Search this
Subject:
Sidney Janis Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1969
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12299
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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Sidney Janis letter to Jackson Pollock

Creator:
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1943 Sept. 27
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13807
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, circa 1905-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13807
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