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Nancy Davidson papers, 1970s-2016

Creator:
Davidson, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Spero, Nancy  Search this
Itatani, Michiko  Search this
Moore, Sabra  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Mayer, Rosemary  Search this
Halstead, Richard  Search this
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
N.A.M.E. Gallery  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Marianne Deson Gallery  Search this
White Columns (Gallery)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Photographs
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17402
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384226
AAA_collcode_davinanc
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_384226
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Nancy Davidson papers

Creator:
Davidson, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Marianne Deson Gallery  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
N.A.M.E. Gallery  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
White Columns (Gallery)  Search this
Halstead, Richard  Search this
Itatani, Michiko  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Mayer, Rosemary  Search this
Moore, Sabra  Search this
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1970s-2016
Summary:
The papers of New York based interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson measure 5 linear feet and date from 1970s-2016. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, illustrated notebooks and notes, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographic material, and two sketchbooks. Nearly one linear foot of correspondence arranged chronologically is both personal and professional. Notable correspondents include Michiko Itatani, Joyce Kozloff, Eunice Lipton, Sabra Moore, and Nancy Spero. Galleries and museums include Marianne Denson Gallery; Museum of Contemporary, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, of which Davidson was an artist member; the Walker Art Center; and White Columns. Over thirty notebooks capture Davidson's work process, evolution of ideas, related sketches in pen and pencil, reflections from readings and lectures, and notes from critiques with fellow artists Rosemary Mayer, Joyce Kozloff, Ray Yoshida, and Richard Halstead. A large sequence of printed material includes announcements, books, bulletins, newsletters, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, press releases, programs, and a few other items of printed matter relating to Davidson's professional career.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York based interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson measure 5 linear feet and date from 1970s-2016. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, illustrated notebooks and notes, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographic material, and two sketchbooks. Nearly one linear foot of correspondence arranged chronologically is both personal and professional. Notable correspondents include Michiko Itatani, Joyce Kozloff, Eunice Lipton, Sabra Moore, and Nancy Spero. Galleries and museums include Marianne Denson Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, of which Davidson was an artist member; the Walker Art Center; and White Columns. Over thirty notebooks capture Davidson's work process, evolution of ideas, related sketches in pen and pencil, reflections from readings and lectures, and notes from critiques with fellow artists Rosemary Mayer, Joyce Kozloff, Ray Yoshida, and Richard Halstead. A large sequence of printed material includes announcements, books, bulletins, newsletters, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, press releases, programs, and a few other items of printed matter relating to Davidson's professional career.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1978-2015 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970s-2000s (0.8 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Illustrated Notebooks and Notes, 1970s-2010 (1.6 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 4: Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1976-2002 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1970s-2010s (1.3 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1990s (1 folder; Box 5)

Series 7: Sketchbooks, circa 1980, circa 1990 (2 folders; Box 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Davidson (1943- ) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation in New York, NY. She grew up in Chicago and received a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University, a BFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After completing her graduate degree in 1975, Davidson began her professional career in Chicago before moving to New York in 1979. While initially working in painting and drawing, Davison has become most well known for her works in sculpture investigating the feminized body. She has exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and in numerous galleries across the country. Davidson was a professor at Purchase College SUNY from 1984-2008.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Nancy Davidson.
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.
Rights:
The Nancy Davidson 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:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Installations (Art) -- New York -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Nancy Davidson papers, 1970s-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.davinanc
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davinanc

Alias Olympia : a woman's search for Manet's notorious model & her own desire / Eunice Lipton

Author:
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Subject:
Meurent, Victorine  Search this
Manet, Edouard 1832-1883 Relations with women  Search this
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Physical description:
181 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
France
United States
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Artists' models--Biography  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Feminist art criticism  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M27 L57 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611655

Picasso criticism, 1901-1939 : the making of an artist-hero / Eunice Lipton

Author:
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Physical description:
385 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Call number:
N6853.P5 L56 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653055

Looking into Degas : uneasy images of women and modern life / Eunice Lipton

Author:
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Degas, Edgar 1834-1917  Search this
Subject:
Degas, Edgar 1834-1917 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 237 p. [5] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
C1986
Topic:
Social problems in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D31 L7
N40.1.D31L7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308583

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